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All-Star Shame? Hype And Methods Invite Cynicism

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

It may not be All-Star Game time quite yet, but the winding fuse of hype has been lit.

Ticket lottery. Schedule of events. Voting. The mid-summer classic is an event involving a euphoric overdose of sunshine and hot dogs for baseball fans, but all its fever can invite a nasty bug of cynicism.

And I should include myself here as far as being a fan soaking in all the guilty trappings, especially since the event is being held in my hometown for the first time since the Johnson administration. This breezy little fact really flashes across the coals and causes my first embers of cynicism to smolder.

Considered by many to be one of the premier baseball towns, why has it taken so long for this flagship event of M...

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