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    Selig Considers Barring All Star Pitchers From Pitching Before ASG

    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.

    Its 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.
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    Re: Selig to Consider Barring All Star Pitchers From Pitching Before ASG

    Make the AS Break 4 days, with the game on Wednesday. Futures game on Monday, HR Derby & Skill competition (Tom Emasnky video style OF throw to a trash can!). Problem solved.
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    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Selig to Consider Barring All Star Pitchers From Pitching Before ASG

    Or 5 days...anything but an injunction by Big Bud telling teams what they are and aren't allowed to do with their personnel.

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    That's got to be the most asinine thing I've heard Selig suggest yet. Telling teams when they can use their pitchers........yeah, great idea.

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    It just shows you how great of a game baseball actually is...not even Commissioner Bud Selig can ruin it, despite all of his efforts!

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    lets just make it a week, have skills competition, have a rookie vs sophmore game, home run derby, pitching competition, futures game, world vs USA game, hall of fame game, a celebrity softball game (fast and slow pitch), a little league plays with the pros game, and a backyard baseball style finale w/ whoever has a better record over the entire all-star week (points standing style) get home field advantage, and whoever wins the individual title gets to automatically play in the world- series whether his team makes it or not
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    Re: Selig to Consider Barring All Star Pitchers From Pitching Before ASG

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red
    It just shows you how great of a game baseball actually is...not even Commissioner Bud Selig can ruin it, despite all of his efforts!
    Amen.

    Bud makes the likes of Happy Chandler and Bowie Kuhn look good.

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    Please retire Mr. Selig and go back to selling used cars.
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    Re: Selig Considers Barring All Star Pitchers From Pitching Before ASG

    Horrible idea, fire this man now.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Selig Considers Barring All Star Pitchers From Pitching Before ASG

    Get rid of the All-Star game during the season. Let all the players have 3 full days off to spend with their families or in the case of Adam Dunn, Griffey's family.

    Have the all-star game in Honolulu on Veteran's Day.

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    Re: Selig Considers Barring All Star Pitchers From Pitching Before ASG

    Bud is "dumber than a bag of hammers"

    anyone know which movie the quote was from?
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    I don't understand why everybody thinks it is so important to make the All-Star game mean something. If the players and managers don't want to take it seriously then that is their fault. Maybe if they got a salary bonus to win the game they would actually care.

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    Re: Selig to Consider Barring All Star Pitchers From Pitching Before ASG

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo
    That's got to be the most asinine thing I've heard Selig suggest yet. Telling teams when they can use their pitchers........yeah, great idea.
    Good ol' Bud.

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    Re: Selig Considers Barring All Star Pitchers From Pitching Before ASG

    This is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of in my life.
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    Re: Selig to Consider Barring All Star Pitchers From Pitching Before ASG

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick
    Make the AS Break 4 days, with the game on Wednesday. Futures game on Monday, HR Derby & Skill competition (Tom Emasnky video style OF throw to a trash can!). Problem solved.
    I don't think the skills competition is coming back after Barry Larkin tore an elbow ligament in 1989 after participating in a throwing drill.


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