I did enjoy the game and not just because the American league won.There were some exciting plays and some others you may not have expected to see in an All-Star game.It's not like a regular season game and sometimes can't be played in the conventional manner.I know there are a lot of different views on the game and everyone has there own idea of how it should be done.Player selection, game strategy and importance of the game are all very controversial subjects right now.I really don't think everyone will be happy no matter what kind of changes might be put into place.The whole game of baseball has changed and will continue to do so, just as the whole world and our own lives do.There are always "old school" people who think the game should be played just like it was 50 years ago, and younger groups who cry for more modern changes to bring it into the 21st century.I'm middle of the road myself.I have nothing against the current commissioner, but I think there should be limit on the term.I think we need a poll of fans, players, managers, owners and sports writers/announcers to answer some questions and clear up a few things.
What is the purpose of the All-Star game ?
Is it to showcase the best current players of the game?
Is it for the fans so we can see our favorite players?
Who should vote on the players?
Should there be a specific purpose for the game or just an exhibition and
break for the players? (of course, if you're playing, it's not really a break)
Baseball,as all professional sports,aren't really just games any more.They're businesses, and technically have been since 1869 when the Cincinnati team was first paid.But in today's world it's more serious than ever so the sport is bound to change accordingly.
At my age, I'm not getting too upset or excited about the whole thing.I just like to watch baseball !!