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.