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All Star Game
« on: July 12, 2016, 06:00:10 pm »

Does anybody care? I know I don't. It's made fairly pointless by Interleague play if you ask me. In my opinion home field advantage in the WS should be determined by how a League (or maybe individual team) performs in Interleague play rather than one dog and pony show of a game.

I'm not as closed minded about the AS Game as it may sound in what I wrote above. It's a grand tradition in a game built on tradition, so I can appreciate that aspect of it. If you do care about it please share why you do, maybe I can warm up to actually watching it one day. 
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2016, 06:01:46 pm »

I care about it less than any regular season game. However, I do still think it is by far the best All-Star game in professional sports.
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 06:45:01 pm »

Just a popularity contest between a bunch of cubs and Red Sox.

No thanks.
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2016, 09:09:45 pm »

I think I'd like to see a page stolen from the NHL and bring a skills competition to the AS Game festivities.

The HR Derby is awful, most boring thing I've ever seen.

Currently the most interesting thing to me about the AS Game is the Celebrity Softball Game.
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2016, 09:12:14 pm »

Just a popularity contest between a bunch of cubs and Red Sox.

No thanks.

hater  >:(
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2016, 10:21:28 pm »

I think I'd like to see a page stolen from the NHL and bring a skills competition to the AS Game festivities.

The HR Derby is awful, most boring thing I've ever seen.

Currently the most interesting thing to me about the AS Game is the Celebrity Softball Game.

They have ruined the HR Derby. It used to be so much better. It's WAY too long now.
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2016, 10:38:10 pm »

San Diego hosted but the NL was the visiting team.
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2016, 11:02:10 pm »

They have ruined the HR Derby. It used to be so much better. It's WAY too long now.

I wish they'd bring back the old school HR Derby format, the original one from the late 1950's, early 1960's. I still watch it from time to time:

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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2016, 11:04:02 pm »

San Diego hosted but the NL was the visiting team.

I happened to flip over to it, as soon as I recognized that I said, "I'm done."
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2016, 03:56:10 pm »

San Diego hosted but the NL was the visiting team.

How did that happen? I wasn't home so didn't watch. Does it base off of the past years winner or something?
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2016, 03:58:05 pm »

Something about the padres being affiliated with Mexico.

(Just a joke, in light of all the political controversy).
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2016, 04:14:56 pm »

I wish they'd bring back the old school HR Derby format, the original one from the late 1950's, early 1960's. I still watch it from time to time:

i agree.
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2016, 04:38:49 pm »

How did that happen? I wasn't home so didn't watch. Does it base off of the past years winner or something?

What I've read is, and I'm not sure that it's true, it is because the AS Game is to be held in a NL ballpark for the next four years.
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2016, 05:26:01 pm »

What I've read is, and I'm not sure that it's true, it is because the AS Game is to be held in a NL ballpark for the next four years.

Sounds like a scheduling screw up there. Just rotate NL/AL every year.
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Re: All Star Game
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2016, 06:49:11 pm »

Sounds like a scheduling screw up there. Just rotate NL/AL every year.

I'm guessing it's a new ballpark that hasn't had an AS Game yet thing, but one league having several in a row seems like something pretty easy to not have happen.
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