Originally Posted by medford
generically speaking, the less reds the less chance at injury, which is something we'd all like to avoid, however the less reds (at either the world baseball classic or the all star game) the higher chance that you have a team full of cruddy players with few wins.
Yes, I am selfish REDS fan (qualifier)! I am OK with the USA being cruddy. It is exhibition and does not mean a darn thing to me. The REDS regular season means a lot to me. There is no comparison to me between Team USA and the REDS. I am proud of my country and all that, but I live for REDS baseball... I will not even read the story the following day if they lose a game.
I still think back to the All-Star Game skills competition. Barry Larkin hurting his throwing shoulder during the "relay throw" competition. NO!!