Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/23/14
We go through this seemingly every season now. Yasiel Puig is no different than Stephen Strasburg in 2010 or Bryce Harper in '12 -- the phenom of the moment, stirring All-Star debate. Should such rookies be All-Stars, even if they get chosen over veterans who excelled for the entire first half, rather than -- in Puig's case at the moment -- a mere three weeks? Yes, yes and yes again. I can hear it now: "Ken, you're a shill. The game is on Fox. You work for Fox. You want your network to get higher ratings. What's next, Ryan Seacrest doing play-by-play?" Of course not! We have standards, you know. But if you're asking me if it's in baseball's best interests for the game to draw the most possible viewers, I would say yes, that is exactly the idea. It's 2013, the age of buzz, 140-character tweets, 10-second Snapchats. If you want to grab people's attention, you had better do something meaningful, something different. And please, let's not get all righteous about a game that last y...
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