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I Love The All-Star Game

July 11th, 2011 by Ceetar in 2011, Baseball, Mets

I attended the All-Star Game in person in 2006 in Pittsburgh, and it really changed my opinion of the game in general.   It’s a true celebration of the greatest sport on Earth, and that’s something I can look forward to.

 

Just because I enjoy the game does not mean I don’t recognize that there are a lot of problems with it.  The biggest is the huge amount of players that do not participate, and truly do not want to participate.  There are problems with the voting, with the ballots, and with how much the game matters.  There are similar issues with the Home Run Derby, including it’s length.  I did actually like the way it was done this year, with two players selecting the rest.   It’s harder to say no to a coworker than it is to a boss.

 

So I’m going to enjoy celebrating baseball this week, and wish I was there.  If you don’t like the festivities (And if you don’t, I question why you clicked on a link that said “I love the All-Star Game”), don’t watch.  That’s fine, the Mets will be back Friday.  Just please refrain from tweeting and arguing about how much the game sucks and this and that. Why rain on my parade?  I try to keep the negativity to a minimum myself when I see my timeline filling up with boring soccer tweets, or college basketball tweets, so do me the same courtesy.  I don’t need to see you tweeting about how you’re so much better because you’re not watching the game.

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  • Michael

    I used to love the All Star Game too. But, then, the players that were the best in the game played in the game. And there was no Designated Hitter (in either park, but most specifically in National League parks!). Alas, things have changed and while I congratulate those who make the team, I have no interest whatsoever in watching it. Better to cheer on the guys for Home Run Derby instead.
    I realize it is an exhibition, but I don’t care anymore. I will no more watch this than I do when the Mets play in AL parks (the exceptions being either when they play in George Steinbrenner III Memorial Park in the Bronx or in a World Series).

  • MetsFan4Decades

    I’m probably in the minority as well but I watch and enjoy the ASG every year.

    I’m a little disappointed that some that are voted/selected opt out. I propose all have to state before the season if they’d go if voted in. If no, they should not be included on the ballot at all.

    I can understand those injured not going. I just have a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that for some, this is so blase they skip it all together. I’m willing to bet they still get any bonus though for being selected, if it was included in their contract.

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