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    What would you do to change the All Star Game

    You get to be the Commish on this one. I haven't watched the All Star Game in years and really don't care that it is on. What would you do as Commish to get more fans involved in watching this game.


    I like the minor league format of the US vs. World

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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    There should be a DH in the game.

    I think reserve players should be included where they would not play UNLESS it goes to EXTRA Innings. That way you could include a couple of extra catchers and pitchers. These would be the players that were "on the bubble" to be included in the game.

    Reserve (extra inning) players could also include a top pinch hitter in the league or a player that can play different positions such as Ryan Freel.

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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    1) Make all interleague games immedietely follow the All-Star game.
    2) The winning league of the All-Star game has its rules adoped for all Interleague games. (DH/no DH)

    * The fans would be prodded to vote the best players from their league in.
    * The players would take the game more seriously.
    * The managers would take the game more seriously.
    * No team would be materially disadvantaged.*
    * It would restore a bit of the NL/AL rivalry.

    *The AL teams might grouse a bit about their DH being forced to play the field or sit, but it'd only be for a few games and it would be league-wide.

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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    i agree with GoReds2, there should always be a DH in the All-Star game. There's no reason to send a pitcher up to bat with the potential to get hurt in an All-Star game.

    In the event of a tie after 9 innings the following should take place (this idea is kind of a mix between World Cup PK's and college football).

    The top of the 10th will start with the visiting team having a runner on 2nd and 1 out. The game then proceeds as normal. This is done to increase the chances of scoring (excitement for the fans), and to cut down on pitchers throwing a lot of pitches (good for the player). The home team, obviously follows suit with the same situation in the bottom of the 10th.

    If it goes to the 11th, you put the runner on 3rd and 1 out to start the inning.

    Using this format would allow the managers to use four starters for 2 IP each and then go to closers for the 9th and any extra innings. Closers are used to trying to prevent runs in these situations, so one side should prevail after 1 or 2 innings under this format.
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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    Is there a tie-breaker system in place for who would get home field advantage if the game ended in a tie again?
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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    i agree with GoReds2, there should always be a DH in the All-Star game. There's no reason to send a pitcher up to bat with the potential to get hurt in an All-Star game.

    In the event of a tie after 9 innings the following should take place (this idea is kind of a mix between World Cup PK's and college football).

    The top of the 10th will start with the visiting team having a runner on 2nd and 1 out. The game then proceeds as normal. This is done to increase the chances of scoring (excitement for the fans), and to cut down on pitchers throwing a lot of pitches (good for the player). The home team, obviously follows suit with the same situation in the bottom of the 10th.

    If it goes to the 11th, you put the runner on 3rd and 1 out to start the inning.

    Using this format would allow the managers to use four starters for 2 IP each and then go to closers for the 9th and any extra innings. Closers are used to trying to prevent runs in these situations, so one side should prevail after 1 or 2 innings under this format.
    Very interesting idea especially when you also reason that players have to catch flights to be at their teams destination. They don't want to be playing even an All Star game at 1AM.
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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    I would have Stu Miller pitching during a hailstorm

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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    The All Star game is the one baseball game where the DH absolutely makes sense.
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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    i agree with GoReds2, there should always be a DH in the All-Star game. There's no reason to send a pitcher up to bat with the potential to get hurt in an All-Star game.

    In the event of a tie after 9 innings the following should take place (this idea is kind of a mix between World Cup PK's and college football).

    The top of the 10th will start with the visiting team having a runner on 2nd and 1 out. The game then proceeds as normal. This is done to increase the chances of scoring (excitement for the fans), and to cut down on pitchers throwing a lot of pitches (good for the player). The home team, obviously follows suit with the same situation in the bottom of the 10th.

    If it goes to the 11th, you put the runner on 3rd and 1 out to start the inning.

    Using this format would allow the managers to use four starters for 2 IP each and then go to closers for the 9th and any extra innings. Closers are used to trying to prevent runs in these situations, so one side should prevail after 1 or 2 innings under this format.
    That is a pretty good idea.

    We do that in softball. In extra innings, the person who made the last out in the previous inning starts off at 2nd base.

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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    Throwback uniforms, celebrating a particular year in baseball history. The uniforms would then be auctioned off for charity.

    Do away with the Home Field advantage thing. Bad idea.

    Make the living legends of the game more of a focus. Trot them out in uniform and celebrate their accomplishments. Make sure the generations know baseball's heroes.

    Take the voting away from the fans, or give it only "so much" weight. Put the very best on the field each year and reward great play.

    Cut down the Home-Run Derby. Way too long. By the finals, the players are sapped.
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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    I love the idea about having the living legends take part in some aspect of the game. I for one would like to see a spot on each roster reserved for one player in each league who is still an active legend. Similiar to when Bench and Yaz played in the 83 All Star game I believe.

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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    First of all, I haven't watched the thing in so long, I really don't know how they do it anymore. My idea is to have it after the season, like the NFL does. You could have it in a Southern city or a domed stadium. Pick the best of the best as a whole season is played. And there's no risk of injury to a key player in the AS game during the season.

    Take the vote away from the fans and let the players decide. I know that they took it from the fans in 1956 (?) because Reds fans nearly elected their whole team to the starting lineup, but it seems a lot of good players are left off the team these days.

    Take away the home field advantage stuff. That's Mickey Mouse.

    Use the DH. It makes sense.
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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    Make utility player a position to vote on. It's the only time the Ryan Freel's of the game are hindered for being TOO talented.
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    Re: What would you do to change the All Star Game

    Take the voting away from the fans. It's not as much an All-Star game as it has become a Fan Favorites game.
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