Category Archives: All-Star Game

Barry Larkin as an All-Star for the last time

I suppose I’m a couple days late on the Barry Larkin post, but that’s because I don’t really have anything to add. I never had a strong feel either way for his candidacy, but I suppose I now see him as more a Hall of Famer than not. He was among the shortstops who “changed

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My All-Star ballot

I like to look at the All-Star Game as a yearly event, an annual summertime look at the best players in the game that year. I’m not into career achievements or voting for a guy each year just because he’s a perennial starter at his position. Just because a guy like Alex Avila wasn’t a

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The All-Star Game has been leaning to the right

While enjoying the National League’s 3-1 victory over the American League last night, I found myself thinking back to some of the AL’s dramatic (and sometimes heartbreaking) victories over the past few years and one thing kept coming up: In my memory, all the hits went to right field. So I went back to the

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So far, worth the Price

Back before the draft, a story in Sports Illustrated described agent Scott Boras telling the Nationals that two “50-year players” — the kind of talents that only come around twice a century — would be available to them in 2009 and ’10 in the form of Stephen Strasburg, a 50-year pitcher, and Bryce Harper, a

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I want the real All-Star Game back

There’s been a lot of discussion over the past 29 hours since we learned we live in a world in which Omar Infante is an All-Star. “This Time It Counts” has ruined the All-Star Game. Knowing he has to win the game for World Series home-field advantage for (he hopes) his team, Charlie Manuel chose

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