Since everybody knows the event is nowhere near perfect, here are five-changes desperately needed to help the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.
By Robby Sabo
Action is the word of the day. It has to be.
During the Summer months of the year we have Major League Baseball at our disposal. They are a staple of this country – the boys of Summer.
There is nothing else, no sport that gets in the way. They stand alone. It’s always been this way and will forever stay the same.
That’s why the Mid-Summer Classic has also been known to be held near and dear to so many hearts. It’s the culmination of a first-half of baseball stars coming together as one, representing two completely different leagues that make up the whole big league makeup.
Sadly though, the once glorified romance that surrounded the MLB All-Star Game has faded.
The major culprit for this feeling is directly attributed to the times we live in. Back in “the day,” fans young and old were privy to watching their local team on television. Or, in many cases, only able to watch them at the ballpark.
The All-Star Game was the only time fans could watch the best of the best. There was no DirecTV or Internet. A New Yorker couldn’t watch the great Willie Mays once the Giants took their act to the West Coast.
The All-Star Game or World Series were the only two chances to watch the extraordinary player who played in a separate league or different timezone.
Having said that, the changing of the times isn’t the only culprit in why the only real sports All-Star Game has lost a lot of its luster.
For the NFL, NHL and NBA, their versions are jokes. For MLB, considering they’re the only game in town in early July, things must be done to lift the spirit of this event.
Here are five necessary actions baseball must take to improve the MLB All-Star Game: