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NFT: Bryce Harper idea for MLB ASG

LCtheINTMachine : 7/11/2017 11:34 am
Bryce was saying that the layers should hold a draft so he could face Scherzer and other teammates meet. It's not a bad idea, although didn't some other sport do that before? I can't remember.
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NHL did it.  
Keith : 7/11/2017 11:37 am : link
First thing first, they should stop making this game mean something because players and coaches don't play the game like it decides something very important.
I'm not sure what you're getting at Keith  
MetsAreBack : 7/11/2017 11:44 am : link
ASG no longer determines home field.
RE: NHL did it.  
Rory : 7/11/2017 11:44 am : link
In comment 13525281 Keith said:
Quote:
First thing first, they should stop making this game mean something because players and coaches don't play the game like it decides something very important.


ehh I dont know about that for baseball. Seemed like they played hard last year.
Team Irvin vs Team Rice  
Rocky369 : 7/11/2017 12:27 pm : link
it was definitely a thing
RE: NHL did it.  
PaulBlakeTSU : 7/11/2017 12:44 pm : link
In comment 13525281 Keith said:
Quote:
First thing first, they should stop making this game mean something because players and coaches don't play the game like it decides something very important.


It no longer determines HFA
As a kid  
Matt M. : 7/11/2017 12:51 pm : link
this was the only ASG I was interested in. In the 70s and 80s, they played hard and the two leagues seemed to not like each other. A lot of that likely had to do with FA only being in the early stages and there was a lot less player movement, especially for stars.

Now, I am barely interested and even less so in the HR derby and all the other crap before the game.
It's a shame baseball  
PaulBlakeTSU : 7/11/2017 12:55 pm : link
ASG can't be like the old days where all of the stars played, they played hard, and they played all or most of the game.

Now, many stars pull out for injury (they don't need the recognition), the games are decided late by 8th string alternates, and voting starts two weeks into the season.
I like that it's back to being an exhibition,  
Mad Mike : 7/11/2017 12:57 pm : link
and I wouldn't mind seeing other lineup changes like what Harper suggests or North America vs the world. Mixing things up on occasion seems like it would be fun. Also, Gary Sanchez v Logan Morrison in a cage match during the 7th inning stretch. Obviously.
RE: I'm not sure what you're getting at Keith  
Keith : 7/11/2017 12:58 pm : link
In comment 13525295 MetsAreBack said:
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ASG no longer determines home field.


ah ok. was stupid to begin with
Its more for the kids, and  
Taggart : 7/11/2017 1:00 pm : link
I'm ok with that. Adult fans know it doesn't mean much, but its a chance to have a little fun, and kids really love it. My 7yr old son can't get enough of it. From the talk around which players are in, to the derby, to the game tonight, it is a very special event for him. I assume other kids feel the same way. And thats all it needs to be.
How about a skills competition  
spike : 7/11/2017 1:01 pm : link
In addition to the hr derby
Interleague play  
Mr. Bungle : 7/11/2017 1:53 pm : link
killed the MLB ASG.
Since there is very little contact,  
section125 : 7/11/2017 3:46 pm : link
(don't tell Ray Fosse) the MLB ASG can actually be played pretty hard as there is little chance of injury.
My problem with the MLB ASG  
81_Great_Dane : 7/12/2017 11:03 pm : link
began when they stopped playing it like a MLB game and started playing it like a Little League game, where everybody has to get in. So you'd get to a key moment, like the game on the line in the 9th, and you'd have the two last guys on the roster facing each other and zzzzzzzzz.

Ted Williams hit a walk-off HR in the 9th in 1941. Rose collided with Fosse in the 12 (Neither started, but both came into the game in the 5th.) I lost interest in the game because they gave up on having moments like that.
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