Bill James and Posnanski on the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby

by Benjamin Domenech on 9:43 am July 14, 2009

Last night’s Home Run Derby was on the boring side, but there’s something more fundamentally wrong here: “An All-Star game or any exhibition is, in a sense, anathema to a sport, in this sense: that whereas sports beg and demand to be taken seriously on a certain level, All-Star games are essentially about showing off.”

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