Thursday, July 13, 2006

All-Tard Move
The more I think about it, the more annoyed I am that Bud Selig wants to institute a policy in which pitchers selected to the All-Star Game must be available to pitch for that game, meaning they cannot pitch for their team the game before the All-Star break (it's in this article, about halfway down. Why should the All-Star Game be given more importance than games that could determine whether a team makes the playoffs? It's a fucking exhibition! Watch the players during the game… they're not playing their hardest, they're having fun, joking around, enjoying the spotlight. Yes, they'd like to win, but this is more of a celebration than a hardcore sporting event. Hell, there were 24 pitchers on the roster available to pitch, and only 15 actually played. Was there a single fan actually upset that Glavine and Contreras wouldn't be able to play? Anyone who was tuning in or buying tickets specifically to see them? And can you imagine the uproar from fans if a team misses the playoffs by 1/2 a game because they were forced to bench their ace for one game? It's bad enough that this game determines home-field advantage for the World Series, as opposed to performance during the season. Selig needs to realize that even though he's commissioner, he is not the most important part of the game. Leave things alone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where did you find it? Interesting read »