This article delves into the idiocy that is Major League Baseball's
On paper, that's a good way to try and generate viewership for the All Star game because it upped the ante, so to speak. But, as the article above lays out in points I've argued for years, neither league plays to win the All Star game. They have all these bizarre, unwritten rules that say every player gets to play. No player plays more than 2 or 3 innings. You end up with this talent show carousel of millionaires, and neither team nor pitcher ever really gets into any sort of rhythm. To tie any post season consequences to this sort of sporting travesty rips off the fans.
I say if you are going to play the game, play it like you would a normal game. In other words, be serious and play it to win. I might actually watch it then.
Really, I might.