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All-star rules make no sense
Pitchers should be hitting in NL park
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Baseball is like “Fight Club.” The only rule baseball adheres to is there are no rules.
Because of the stupidity of former Commissioner Bud Selig, we are stuck with the annual glorified All-Star Exhibition Baseball Game.
What a joke.
Selig stopped the 2002 All-Star Baseball Exhibition when the whiny managers claimed they’d run out of pitchers because they managed the pitching staffs so poorly.
There was not a player competing who wanted to stop that game.
But at least there were no losers that night because the teams tied. They probably enjoyed a small serving of ice cream and sang songs together after the game.
The truth is that the annual All-Star Baseball Game has always been an “exhibition,” game, and continues to be an exhibition game.
It’s still an exhibition even if the winning team might earn their league the seventh game of the World Series at home.
It’s the true definition of an exhibition because every team is represented and (almost) everybody plays. Everyone’s mom is really happy. The ice cream is waiting after the game.
Next week’s All-Star Baseball Exhibition Game continues to be a joke.
That’s because the 2015 All-Star Baseball Exhibition Game in a National League park (Cincinnati) will use American League baseball rules.
They will use the designated hitter rather than having the pitcher hit.
If the exhibition game means something (and it doesn’t) then it should be played with the pitchers hitting. The rules should provide the National League with an advantage.
So much for home-field advantage for the National League.
It’s no surprise the American League has dominated the National League in the annual All-Star Exhibition Baseball Game.
After all, they are playing American League rules.
Oh, sorry. I forgot.
The only All-Star Exhibition Baseball rule is there are no rules.

Jim Misunas