Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Three in a Row for the NL

With an 8-0 win tonight over the American League in Kansas City, the National League just locked up their third consecutive All-Star Game win. That means the National League team that reaches the World Series will have home field advantage.

That's a problem.

I'm certain I've blogged about this in the past, but the All-Star Game should not have any influence over the outcome of baseball's championship. Fans vote for the starting lineups, and many players find reasons not to make the trip to the game. That shouldn't be the case if the game truly had meaning. All of this is because of the tie game during the 2002 All-Star Game in Milwaukee. Both managers claimed they ran out of players while the game was tied 7-7 in the 11th inning.

Sometimes baseball makes the wrong decision.


1 Comment
RickMonday
According to Chipper the NL now has a winning streak!

I agree with Bill about the implications of a NL or AL win. If it truly is a game that has meaning then play your top 9 the entire game.
RickMonday   Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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