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    I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/...2008&fext=.jsp

    It's not even MAY - baseball really needs to change this to make it an actual All-Star game

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    Re: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    It is too early, as they should not do it until at least June. Still, I have done my first All-Star vote this year.
    Last edited by AmarilloRed; 04-29-2008 at 07:12 PM. Reason: Improved post

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    Re: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    It's largely a popularity contest anyhow, so it doesn't bother me when they start the voting.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Can we please turn this into the official "lets get Paul Bako into the ASG as a write in" campaign?

    25 votes per email address. I have quite a few email addresses

    Lots of people on here, lets make something happen!

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    Re: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    Can we please turn this into the official "lets get Paul Bako into the ASG as a write in" campaign?

    25 votes per email address. I have quite a few email addresses

    Lots of people on here, lets make something happen!
    I already cast my first write in for Bako; I would be willing to do it 24 more times.

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    Re: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    I already cast my first write in for Bako; I would be willing to do it 24 more times.
    I just can't help but think it would be awesome to get a career journeyman catcher having a good year into the game somehow.

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    Re: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    Abolish this silly game.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    It got silly when it moved to the internet. Make it voting at parks only, starting on June 1.
    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: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    I would think that advanced technology such as Web voting would allow them to start voting later than ever.

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    Re: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Abolish this silly game.
    On the radio, they were saying the best tickets at Yankee stadium were about $700 for the All star game. Whether we think it's silly or not, that's a lot of cash for an exhibition game.

    The prices for home run derby and the futures game were also pretty outrageous.. In particular for the futures game, when I can see most of these guys in a regular minor league game if I plan correctly (As can anyone willing/able to go to a AAA park)..
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    I need WOY's newspaper clippings from 1957 about right here.
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

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    Re: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    The game's became as hollow as the GG award.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    It's always been a popularity contest. It's why Jason Varitek continues to be the starting American League catcher despite putrid defense and just slightly above average offense.

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    Re: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    I already cast my first write in for Bako; I would be willing to do it 24 more times.
    I think fans should start showing their support by showing up to GABP dressed in costume. How about starting a fan club called the Bako Bits. Maybe they could dress up as bacon. Or maybe sheep wrapped in bacon (Baaaah-ko Bits, get it).
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Re: I'm sorry, but this is silly...

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    The game's became as hollow as the GG award.
    George Grande?
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