All-Star Absences Hurt the Game

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MLB’s All-Star Game has long captivated fans by showcasing the best players in an exclusive, one-time event.  By adding “last man votes,” replacements and requiring even the worst teams be represented, the rosters have become too dilute to really represent the sport’s elite players.  I haven’t heard of half of these guys!  Even worse, […]

RIP Mark "The Bird" Fidrych: Now He Belongs to the Ages

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Mark Fidrych at Tiger Stadium (Detroit Free Press)

When I heard that Harry Kalas, the longtime announcer of the Philadelphia Phillies and NFL Films had died shortly before the start of today’s Phillies-Nationals game, I knew that we were bound to hear of a third baseball-related death (in addition to Nick Adenhart of […]