I’m a lover of the MLB Home Run Derby and I love the hubbub surrounding the All-Star game. I get that the winner of the game gets home field advantage for the postseason.
I like the all-star game. I think it is truly the only all-star game in professional sports that is run well, fun for the fans and means anything. That being said, do you watch it? Why or why not?
As much as I love baseball, I don’t watch it unless there is nothing else on. It just doesn’t do anything for me.
And let’s talk about the team itself:
Who got snubbed? Who didn’t make the team that should have? Who made it that shouldn’t have? Who should be a starter?
I adore my Yankees, but Jeter a starter for the All-Star game? There are certainly more well-qualified SS than Jeter..what about Elvis or Ansdrubal? Jeter is a Yankee icon and certainly a hall of famer..and he’s having a good year, but an All-Star starter? I’m not so sure about that. R.A. Dickey is HOT this year, but he’s not a starter? Something is rotten in Denmark, my friends….
While I’m at it..Mike Napoli? Come on, I have the guy on my fantasy team, but shouldn’t A.J. Pierczynski have gotten the nod instead? Napoli is luke warm this year, AJ had a great first half. Where’s the love?
I’d love to hear your thoughts..