Although this year’s installment of the All-Star Game was lacking in the on-field excitement category, it was unquestionably a lot more fun than in years past. I don’t know if that will hold in the coming years, but no longer having the thing tied to World Series home field advantage opened up a lot more opportunity for guys to just chill out and show off.
It was great, and I truly enjoyed watching.
And then the game went tied into the 10th inning, NL manager Joe Maddon had to use a reliever he’d reserved for extra innings, that reliever happened to be the Cubs’ closer, and …
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