Baseball's All-Star game is a misnomer. It is actually should be called "All 30 Teams' Stars And Token Representatives Play For November Bragging Rights."
At least one player is invited per club. What kind of outdated roll call is that?
Baseball has an identity crisis when it comes to the "Midsummer Classic."
For a few fleeting seconds each July, when All-Stars wink at television cameras during pregame introductions, fans of hapless franchises are hypnotized into thinking they belong to baseball's elite. The reason: An archaic rule saving at least one spot for every club.
That rule needs to be taken out, out, out of the ballgame.