From the New York Times:
Considering the importance Commissioner Bud Selig has placed on the All-Star Game, giving home-field advantage in the World Series to the champion of the league that wins the game, he was asked yesterday if it was time to institute a rule barring All-Star pitchers from pitching for their teams right before the game.
“It’s something we ought to think about,” Selig said. “I believe that.” A moment later he added, “Yes, we ought to seriously think about that and do it this winter.”
What a stupid idea. Now the ASG is more important than the regular season? Correct me if I am wrong but didn't the Reds move their rotation around to get Arroyo another start before the ASG? I haven't liked Selig before but this is getting ridiculous. Why don't we have all All Star players sit out the week before the ASG? We don't want them getting hurt in those meaningless games. How about instead of the ASG deciding home field advantage, just make the winner of the ASG the winner of the world series. Then there's no reason to even play the world series. In fact you'd only have to have the playoffs in one league (the AL this year).
I think it's obvious that Selig wants to be replaced. He couldn't seriously think this is a good idea.