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All-Star Game running thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Hank_Scorpio, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. WHA73

    WHA73 Guest

    Hey Tony, exactly how close were you to Zalasko? You rub one out after?
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Hey, under the old alternating year format the NL would be the home team this year anyway. Imagine the howling about that and it wouldn't even be Bud's fault.
  3. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    The All-Star rule is stupid, but the NL doesn't deserve home field this season, so it worked out.

    The fact that a wild-card can get four of seven at home is pretty stupid, though.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    So call me an idiot, I like the "this time it counts!" editions better than what we had before.

    Has everyone gotten amnesia? Do you remember the pre 2002 All-Star games? Torre and Brenly walking up to Bud for a handout, like two 9-year olds going to their mommy after their quarters run out in the arcade?

    Bringing out a podium... A FUCKING PODIUM in the middle of the game to "honor" Cal Ripken/Tony Gwynn in Seattle?

    Go ahead, tear me a new one. I like this way better. Like the NL has a prayer if every game was played in the NL yard.
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    To be honest ... I don't recall a whole lot of whining about the alternate-year format back then. It was pretty much accepted that even years were the NL's years and odd years were the AL's years. And, of course, because that's the way it was in baseball ... that's the way it was.

    And Poin, I have a lot of great memories of pre-2002 All-Star Games. 1999 was especially great. But so were 1993, 1991, 1989, 1987 and 1986. And plenty before that.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Did ya like the podium out there in the middle of the game?
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The issue in 2002 was that managers had started treating the All-Star Game like Little League. Everybody had to play. That could have been changed without going to the ridiculous extreme of determining the home team for the World Series by who wins a fucking exhibition game.
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Agreed that they treated like little league. I like the game better now. I see more of a sense of urgency. Thats all.
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