RealClearSports
Advertisement

All-Star Game About Stars, Not Stats

AP Photo

You have until midnight Thursday to be a jackass. You have until midnight to be a jerk, a moron, everything wrong with the MLB All-Star selection process. That's you. And me. Because until the polls close on midnight Thursday, we have the ability to pick the starters for the 2011 All-Star Game -- and of course we're doing it wrong.

The baseball nerds say so.

Well you know what? The hell with them. The All-Star Game isn't for the baseball nerds. It's not for the hand-wringers or the arbiters of What Is Right. It's not supposed to be for home-field advantage, either, though that's given to the league that wins this game. If that's a problem for some people, well, take it up with commissioner Bud Selig. He's the...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Can Indians Salvage Ubaldo Jimenez?

Terry Pluto, Cleveland Plain Dealer - May 5, 2012

Dan O'Dowd made it known that Ubaldo Jimenez was available; it was as much a warning as an opportunity. The Tribe knew that. Just as they know O'Dowd well. He is the team's former assistant general manager from 1988-98. He has... more »

MLB: The Art of Buying Low

Nando Di Fino, CBS Sports - May 5, 2012

Fortunes have been made on being able to figure out when it's just the right time to buy something low. Cars, stocks and bread are just a few examples. Of course, each comes with its own set of risks: the car could... more »

MLB: Week 5 Fantasy Forecaster

Tristan Cockcroft, ESPN - May 5, 2012

The Albert Pujols homerless show -- oh, and his Los Angeles Angels too -- hits the road for a pair of three-game series at ballparks with factors at polar extremes, Minnesota's Target Field and Texas' Rangers Ballpark. He has... more »

How Red Sox Maintain Sellout Streak

Bob Hohler & Seth Lakso, Boston Globe - May 5, 2012

At 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, in the seventh inning of a game against the Oakland A’s, the Red Sox cut off ticket sales at Fenway Park with an estimated 300 seats unsold, according to a Globe gate-by-gate review and interviews... more »