Just some quick thoughts on the MLB All Star game. A record 84 All-Stars were selected this year. 84! This is simply ridiculous. Based on players who qualify for the batting average or ERA titles, this means that 23% of the MLB players are All-Stars. Do I think that 1 of every 4 baseball players is an All-Star? Heck no! At least my fantasy baseball team saw 9 of our 16 players go to the All-Star game. Not bad eh? But I mean, it is a fantasy team so this should happen.
Something needs to change about these All-Star games. The Pro Bowl is pointless and boring, and the MLB All-Star game simply should not determine who gets home field advantage. I think both the NFL and MLB should take a page from the NHL All-Star game. They need more skills competitions and something, anything to make the game semi-meaningful.