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    Any baseball fans on AGO?

    If there are, how many of you are sick of these All Star breaks in July?

    I get the premise, but it has become a huge (commercialized) distraction/interruption to an otherwise flowing season for many teams.

    I am a Yankees fan. Aaron Judge won the 2017 HR derby, and wasn't the same player for a month after the break.

    I still believe the concentration on easy pitches that week contributed to it.

    Ok, rant over. Lol
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Any baseball fans on AGO?

    Huge baseball fan, bigger football fan. HR derby messes guys up because they are trying to hit HRs every swing. Therefore, their swings change. Try to lift the ball instead of being on plane with the pitch. Speed of the pitches are basically the same as BP.
    162 games is a lot of games, I understand the break.
    Im a lifelong Phillies fan and they needed the break, 9 guys from the bullpen are on the IR. Need those guys back quick!

    Couple months ago I knocked my direct tv down to the most basic, no ESPN!! Prices are out of control. I have the MLB package streamed on my Roku box so baseball is all I really watch until football season. Once football starts Ill up my package, NFL Ticket is already paid for, and I cant wait!!

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    Re: Any baseball fans on AGO?

    Should be like football and after the season. Really would be ok with just the awards and no game or festivities. I get it though. With jersey sales, tickets, memorabilia and tv commercials..... gotta be a money maker for the MLB


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    Re: Any baseball fans on AGO?

    If you count spring training, games, practices, traveling and whatever else, its a long season. Every day players need this break. Of course the money comes into play also

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    Re: Any baseball fans on AGO?

    Lifelong Cub fan and have zero interest aim the All Star Game or hr derby

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    Re: Any baseball fans on AGO?

    Quote Originally Posted by eaglefan View Post
    If you count spring training, games,
    practices, traveling and whatever else,
    its a long season. Every day players
    need this break.

    Of course the money comes
    into play also

    :rant :

    I’m not a big fan of the
    so-called “Jock Tax”.


    Imagine having to: Pay-to-Play because of
    being selected as one of the best at your
    position...and then (barring injury) man-
    dated to compete in the All-Star festivities.
    Ex.: Home Run Derby Winner:
    What’s ~7% of $1 million; plus the amount
    owed due to the “Duty Day Athlete Taxation
    Method”? Absurdity: has it no bounds?


    Oh well:
    The City of Cleveland, along with The State
    of Ohio, are—quite literally—going to make
    out like bandits! (Suppose it was their turn.)

    :rant over :


    Bob
    "Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk."
    ~Joaquin de Setanti

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    Re: Any baseball fans on AGO?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    If there are, how many of you are sick of these All Star breaks in July?

    I get the premise, but it has become a huge (commercialized) distraction/interruption to an otherwise flowing season for many teams.

    I am a Yankees fan. Aaron Judge won the 2017 HR derby, and wasn't the same player for a month after the break.

    I still believe the concentration on easy pitches that week contributed to it.

    Ok, rant over. Lol
    Like you, I'm a baseball fan and a Yankees fan. I have no issue with the break, but maybe not as long. These teams have a season thats longer than any other sport, and I can easily see the need for a break. Agreed, I think participation in the HR Derby has cost some players...am happy Judge was not in it

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    Re: Any baseball fans on AGO?

    Totally agree with you, Paul. The only benefit I see to it is for the remaining roster at home to get the chance to recuperate and enjoy a brief vacay from the long season.

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    Re: Any baseball fans on AGO?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    Oh well:
    The City of Cleveland, along with The State
    of Ohio, are—quite literally—going to make
    out like bandits! (Suppose it was their turn.)


    Bob

    Rumor is, the Tribe finally dropped Wahoo in exchange for the All Star game ...

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    Re: Any baseball fans on AGO?

    HR Derby does appear to affect those players afterwards, but that was only 8 players.

    Its only 4 days....Monday through Thursday. They have been playing 5-6 games per week since first week of March. Not once or twice a week. Many of these guys have not been to their actual home since March.

    If you waited until the end of the season when other sports have started up no one would pay any attention. Just like no one cares about the NFL ProBowl.

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