Mariners Analysis

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Great All Star Game

New York definitely knows how to throw a party. While many will complain about the game for one reason or another, I thought it was a huge success and Selig should by given a rare compliment.


Because of the things I didn't see.

The game didn't end with no one winning. The game didn't end with a dozen player kids spilling on to the field and running around the bases. The game didn't feature players hugging each other between innings when taking the field.

Instead, we actually saw two teams trying to win a game. It wasn't easy, as the managers had to balance the difficult act of getting everyone in the game and still possess a backup plan if the game continued.

I don't know about you, but I would loved to have seen a position player have to take the mound if the game continued. This stuff happens during the season (e.g. Burke) and there's no reason it can't happen in the All Star game.

Exciting baseball, and Selig making the game count for something deserves credit for it.