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    More changes to All-Star game

    Some changes have been made to the All-Star game starting this season.

    First, rosters have been expanded to 34 players each. Further, the DH will be used for both teams every season, so the pinch-hitting for the pitcher will no longer be necessary.

    Another rule that was added is that pitchers going on Sunday during the regular season before the game will be ineligible to pitch and replaced on the roster.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5145694
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post

    Another rule that was added is that pitchers going on Sunday during the regular season before the game will be ineligible to pitch and replaced on the roster.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5145694


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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    Even relievers?
    EDIT: My bad. It did specify that it applies to pitchers who start a game on Sunday.
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Wow, those actually make sense. Was Selig on vacation when these were made?
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Abolish this nonsense.
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Abolish this nonsense.
    This. The All-star game jumped the shark long ago and needs to simply go away. Why can't we just pick teams and leave it at that? The game has been irrelevant and boring for quite some time now.

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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Sometimes I wonder if people like baseball.

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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    This. The All-star game jumped the shark long ago and needs to simply go away. Why can't we just pick teams and leave it at that? The game has been irrelevant and boring for quite some time now.
    "Abolish the Baseball All-Star Game! It's boring and fans don't care."
    "Abolish the Pro Bowl! It's boring, the players always opt-out and fans don't care."
    "Abolish the NBA All-Star Game! It's boring, nobody plays defense, and fans don't care!"
    "Abolish the NHL All-Star Game! Players get hurt and the fans don't care."

    I'm noticing a trend, yet not noticing a lot of movement on the subject.
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    I still like the ASG. It's the one ASG that seems good and fits into the season well. I always thought not having a DH every year was not right. If ever a game screams for a DH it's the ASG. No reason not to have re-entry in case of injury either. It would be stupid to put a pitcher in the outfield because all the outfielders had been used and someone got hurt.
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Sometimes I wonder if people like baseball.
    Really.
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Abolish the home field advantage in the WS rule and all the above make sense. The worst thing that can happen in an AS game is some player get injured. While I am opposed to the DH rule, I think its fake baseball, it makes sense not to have pitchers hit in the all star game.

    I do like a re-entry rule if a game due to injury or due to an extra innings game.

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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    I used to like the All Star Game, back when the NL team had Reds players on it and the teams took it seriously. I haven't watched one in years. The Reds have had more than their one guaranteed selection only three times in the past 15 years. There's just not much thrill in watching a four-hour game on the off-chance that the Reds lone representative gets to pitch to a batter.

    I got spoiled by the 70s and 80s, especially the 70s (which likely proves that the claims made by some here are valid).

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    I no longer care much about the all star. the intensity of the 70s and early 80s is missing from the games.
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    All Star games are for kids and press releases.

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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    All Star games are for kids and press releases.
    and contract bonus clauses.
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