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Baseball All-Star Game

Since I posted the first of these on a Thursday, which is known on social media as a time of reflection, I thought to make it a regular thing under this rubric. These are kind of fun; it’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. (Actually, I never understood […]

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Catch a falling All-Star

June 23, 2015

A lot of pundits and fans have been alternately making fun of and expressing outrage over the MLB All-Star voting mechanism that had members of the Kansas City Royals ranking first for eight of nine position players (including the DH, which has no “position” other than in the batting order). It’s currently down to only […]

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MLB saves some trees

March 19, 2015

I still have a few of these hanging around the house. MLB has decided to eliminate the paper ballots available at ballparks (and retail outlets? Have they still been doing that over the past few years?) and have fans vote for their favorite All Stars via electronic devices. Perhaps they were worried about hanging chads? […]

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All-Star reading

July 10, 2013

The problem with books about the All-Star Game is that unless it concentrates on one specific contest or the origins of the Midsummer Classic, it will be out-of-date as soon as the next one rolls along. The Midsummer Classic: The Complete History of Baseball’s All-Star Game Baseball’s All-Star Game: A Game-by-Game Guide Baseball’s All-Star Game […]

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