AL wins again; I hate Bud Selig

Posted: July 14, 2009 in Odds and Sods

Not only is Bud Selig a prime candidate for biggest nerd on the planet, he's also an arrogant jerk who's been awful for baseball.

Not only is Bud Selig a prime candidate for biggest nerd on the planet, he's also an arrogant jerk who's been awful for baseball.

In another close All-Star game, the American League tops the National League 4-3 in a game that moved surprisingly fast, given the almost 9 p.m. start time. First off, the starts of these All-Star games and postseason contests are ridiculous. It’s not as big a deal in the summer time, but for young kids that are into baseball, having these late start times is ludicrous. It’s also bad for adults who I don’t know, might want to work the next morning. This is one of the many, many (almost too many to count) problems I have with Bud Selig. Everything is overblown, yet is the product as good as it once was? And this stupid rule of giving the All-Star Game winner home-field advantage in the World Series is so ridiculous, especially when the All-Star game is an exhibition game and when the game is on the line, the second-tier stars are the guys deciding it. Absolutely stupid rule. I could go on and on about everything I despise about Bud Selig, but that would take up way too much time and effort. Looking forward to the real games resuming on Thursday.

  1. ep says:

    *Cough* NL fan *cough*
    But I agree on the Selig hate.

  2. Andrew Sodergren says:

    No, I would actually say this if my favorite team was in the AL. Having an exhibition game decide home-field advantage is beyond stupid. It was just Selig trying to make the game seem more “meaningful” to avoid the travesty that was the 2002 All-Star tie. If they were truly playing to win this game, you’d see the starters go deeper into games and wouldn’t see these managers trying their damndest to get every single player into the game. Who cares if I see the Pirates’ lone representative bat? And that’s another thing, if they want to make the All-Star game mean something, they should get rid of the “every team has a guy” rule. I remember Mark Redman made the All-Star team a few years ago with an ERA over 5 because the Royals sucked so bad and had to have a rep. Selig says the game means something now, but I remember in the 80s when the guys actually played to win, starting pitchers would go three innings and the managers would always hold several players out in case the game went to extra innings. You know, actually managing the game. Sorry for the rant but Bud really needs to leave….

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