Over the weekend Major League Baseball announced the All-Star rosters for the Mid-Summer Classic that will be held at Citi Field in New York City on July 16th. That may have just been the most commercial sentence I have ever written. About all that was lacking was the game will be a 4:30 PM on the Fox Network and will feature some of your favorite players and announcers.

The All-Star game is an interesting event. It is held in the middle of the season where baseball stops all games so that everyone will focus on an exhibition game. Yes, I used the “E” word. Despite MLB wanting us to believe that this is a meaningful game it is still structured as an exhibition. If you want proof you need not look any further than the rule that stipulates that every team must have at least one representative.


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