Originally posted on Padres Public  |  Last updated 7/16/13
Still not very good at writing headlines. Let’s talk about the All-Star Game, and the Padres, for a moment. I think we all agree the idea of deciding World Series home-field advantage based on the results of an exhibition game is ridiculous.  No other major sport does business this way.  Baseball should have the non-wild card team with the better record host WS Game 1.  Or, they should return to the AL hosts this year, NL next, AL the year after concept that worked great through the 2002 season. The All-Star Game is a couple of things.  It’s a 4-day break from playing for most players during the summer.  It’s a chance for the best of the NL to play the best of the AL. Most importantly, it’s a chance for the best players to be recognized on a national stage regardless of team affiliation. I’m sure most players welcome the rest.  Even those in the ASG get Wed/Thurs off to recuperate.  The allure of AL vs NL has dimmed significantly since 1997.  Before 1997, the only way most NL fans w...
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