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Helicopters - awesome!

Helicopters – awesome!

I was once like you, alternating between feelings of indifference and hostility towards baseball’s All Star Game. The hollow “this time it counts” conceit grated and the diluted pool of talent was a turn-off. I lamented the game for what it wasn’t and longed for it to be what it was when I was young – or at least how I falsely remembered it.

All of which were mistakes on my part.

The All Star game isn’t perfect but, if you just give it room to breathe and be what it is, it can be a good time and a fun annual tradition. Fun? Perish the thought!

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Ryan Cook, 2012 All Star. Seriously.

Ryan Cook, 2012 All Star. Seriously.

I think it was Abraham Lincoln who once said that they only thing worse than internet democracy is some cabal of baseball scribes deciding who the public at large wants to watch at the baseball all-star game. Something like that, might not be precise quote.

Anyway, the All Star ballot is out today and it is as hilarious as you might expect something released this early into the long, long season might be. Voting for the All Star game is a flawed process but, then again, who cares?

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