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The midsummer classic is the best All-Star Game in professional sports.
The Midsummer Classic is the best All-Star Game in professional sports. And how could one suggest any different?
For better or worse, the winner of the MLB All-Star Game decides whether the NL or AL will have home-field advantage in the World Series. Last year, retired Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa coached the NL squad to victory, clinching home-field advantage for the San Francisco Giants.
A manager who wasn't actually a manager had his fingerprints on the World Series. Sound weird? It is.
But nonetheless, the home-run derby serves as the perfect appetizer for the game. The game's biggest sluggers are served pitches right down the middle, the ball just begging to be smacked out of the park.
It's the perfect thing for television, and any sports fan who enjoys watching the "big play" in a particular sport.