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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post

    The idea is to make it important, but not have it affect the regular season.

    Some ideas:

    Play game on giant trampoline.

    Play game with fat guy suits on

    Play 2 games (whoops done that)

    Play game with a ball made from every era

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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Some ideas:

    Play game on giant trampoline.

    Play game with fat guy suits on

    Play 2 games (whoops done that)

    Play game with a ball made from every era
    Play the entire game with a wiffle ball.
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    I'm for playing the AS game on the moon with all the players dressed in leiderhosen.
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Some ideas:

    Play game on giant trampoline.

    Play game with fat guy suits on

    Play 2 games (whoops done that)

    Play game with a ball made from every era

    How about everyone from the losing team loses his head. That would make winning pretty significant. Or is it too Mayan?
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    How about everyone from the losing team loses his head. That would make winning pretty significant. Or is it too Mayan?
    I think they should play an old timers softball game using the heads of the losing team for balls.

    Or better yet, let them use Bud Selig's head.
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Play the entire game with a wiffle ball.
    LOL. I think that would be a BLAST to watch. :O)
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    I'm not sure why it needs to be more important. Like WOY said, the game is for kids and press releases. When I was a kid it was very important to me. I'd have my own homemade scorecard and score the entire game while watching it on TV. But a lot of things were important to me then that aren't quite as important to me now. When I was in college, the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and 3 point shot contest they had on Saturday night were must-see TV. Now, not so much. I don't necessarily believe it's because Michael Jordan and Larry Bird aren't doing that anymore but more along the lines of the novelty wore off.

    I'll still watch the ASG when I get the opportunity to do so but I don't care about the HR hitting contest because I don't care to hear Chris Berman bleat, "Back, back, back, back, Gone!" on every home run. Personally, I think they should go with juiced balls and corked bats for the contest but that's another story.

    I think MLB has done a good job of making it "an event" with the HR derby and the celebrity game and the fan fest and the Futures game. I'm not sure how much more of a spectacle they want it to be. If there is a problem with effort - which I don't see - give the winning team and manager $1M each and the losers get nothing.
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    It was John Kruk.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeWbt9RTgVI

    Watch that and then watch Pete bowl Fosse over.

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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.
    The All Star game is not a real baseball game though, it's like watching a bunch of drunk guys play with their friends.

    Pfft.
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    The All Star game is not a real baseball game though, it's like watching a bunch of drunk guys play with their friends.

    Pfft.

    You may be on to something here. Have the all stars play drunk and see what happens.
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Fantasy Baseball ruined the All Star game, IMO. It used to be a mid-summer treat, now a large group of baseball's most dedicated fans view it as a three day distraction from their teams and not only couldn't care about it, but resent the three days away from their fantasy game.
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    Re: More changes to All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    You may be on to something here. Have the all stars play drunk and see what happens.
    That's already been done. It's called pros versus joe's.

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