I include being an avid football and hockey fan in my resume, yet I never ogle their all-stars or pro-bowl games, because in my belief, you can not perfect timing, which is considerable for quality play in these sports, in one media frenzied week of practice. The games are a farce.
Baseball, however, is a rather new sport, which although being a team sport, is also strongly an individual sport, which can be played to a high degree of skill level with total strangers. Don't regain me injurious, baseball is won and lost as a team anguish over the long haul, but a single game can be dominated by one or two players.
Based on this argument, Baseball's All-Star game should be an lively and action filled game which would grip the avid baseball fan around the throat and not let go until the last out of the game. So how advance interest in Baseball's All-Star game is only slightly higher than a lousy football Pre-season gameall Let's investigate what may be deplorable and how to possibly solve the issues.
I realize the intent of MLB allowing fans to vote for the two league's All-Star players, increased fan participation and interest, but does it actually work? In my conception...No. It doesn't prefer a rocket scientist to figure out a huge market team, such as the Yankees and Red Sox, will procedure more votes than a itsy-bitsy market team such as Tampa or Colorado.
This may, and sometimes does, result in a less skilled player being elected to the team, but at times there is such a glaring unpleasant up of who made it and who didn't, it makes the entire seriousness and validity of the game a joke.
I must admit I'm guilty of this crime for I vote for my team's players exclusively, because to do otherwise would be considered treason. I'm lawful blue to God, Family, Country and the Cardinals.
MLB, which would never publicly admit making a mistake, attempted to true this diminutive mistake of fan voting, and created a spacious Mistake by granting home field advantage in the World Series to the league which won the All-Star game.
They have now taken the results of a meaningless game and have negatively affected the outcome of the World Series, baseball's showcase. Baseball continues to gang up on Pete Rose, one of baseball's greatest players, for betting on baseball, yet continue to manipulate millions of dollars in gambling revenue by awarding the "Home Field Advantage," which is proven to affect the outcomes between two evenly matched opponents. Talk about calling the kettle gloomy.
Pitching, not any different than any other ball game, decides who wins the All-Star game, period. The allege with pitching is it's not broken-down to glean or lose the game, but rather is treated like a restricted rehab assignment. A pitcher can strike out the side on 9 pitches, but will be replaced the next inning. Why, there is too distinguished money invested in these pitchers to risk a chance of injury or fatigue which would negatively affect their home team when season play resumes.
Managers are forced to be politically apt and play every player on the roster. Do everyday managers construct it a point to play their entire roster every game, of course not. They play to pick up and could care less if a player pouts because he didn't find the chance to play.
Let's summarize a bit.
1. Although fan voting for All-Star players is Ok, it doesn't necessarily mean the best players are chosen.
2. As a used player, I would be thankful so many fans voted for me, but I'd be honored to be selected by my peers, the players I do battle with on a daily basis, and enjoy I would subconsciously play harder.
3. Pitching is no longer pitching. The days of a hurler throwing a 12 inning game are long gone, replaced by pitch counts, which could result in him being pulled in the fourth inning of a tied game. So pitchers will not be extinct as a pitcher in the All-Star game.
4. Managers are held accountable to a political suitable game, not a masterful managing job.
5. MLB is on the verge of destroying the descend Classic, if it continues with the stupidity of awarding home field advantage to a particular league based on the outcome of a poorly played and poorly managed All-Star game.
Here's a few suggestions I'd like to keep forth for baseball to ponder.
1. Eliminate the World Series home field result.
2. Instead of using starting pitchers, exhaust relief pitchers for the game. Unlike starters, they are accustomed to warming up rapid and throwing one or two innings. They are in their natural realm and risk of injury is very minute, plus it won't affect a team's starting rotation schedule.
3. utilize coaches, voted on by managers, to manage the teams. These coaches would be the best of the best, with aspirations of becoming managers. Let's give them a chance to note their talent.
I'd delight in hearing comments and suggestions from other fans on how to set the All-Star game.