All-Star like you mean it
This time, it doesn't count, and if we're being honest, MLB's midseason spectacle could use a little more, you know, spectacle... even if we leave some of the most '80s stuff back in the '80s
Trivia question: Who was the last Met to homer in the All-Star Game?
By Roger Cormier
Tonight is the MLB All-Star Game. It's on the calendar, so they might as well get on with it. It's a huge honor; only at least 10 percent of players are selected for this thing.
Having an All-Star Game worth a damn in any sport would have to involve the possibility of injury. Pete Rose was lauded, then hated, for trucking catcher Ray Fosse at home plate to win the 1970 edition. Fosse's career was not ruined by that play, despite what many believe. That was at least interesting.
Unfortunately, I am not a ghoul who wishes for bloodshed. I more than understand players not wanting to risk serious ouchies in an exhibition game (translation: Oh God, what if a Met gets hurt ,I'll never forgive myself!). So we're kind of stuck here. Having the ASG decide home field advantage for the World Series didn't change anything and was stupid.
We need the game to decide the fate of baseball itself.
Like in 1981.
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