MLB All-Star Game 2011: 4 Changes to Improve the All-Star Experience

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MLB All-Star Game 2011: 4 Changes to Improve the All-Star Experience
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Yes Bud, you make us scratch our heads too.

After watching managers run out of pitchers and the 2002 All-Star Game end in a tie, Bud Selig apparently felt embarrassed.

Or maybe he was feeling the effects of the bratwurst he had wolfed down watching the events unfold in his "home ballpark" in Milwaukee.

Bud Selig definitely lost his mind that night—or whatever was left of it heading into the game.

From his questionable decision to increase roster sizes to the idiotic decision to have home-field advantage in the World Series decided by the results of what is supposed to be an exhibition game, Bud Selig has continued to show levels of ineptitude that even this writer did not think were possible.

Across town in New York, the NHL, under the equally questionable watch of Gary Bettman, has put together what many consider to be the best weekend of events in all of sports, culminating in their All-Star game.

Laugh at the NHL if you must, but if you have not taken notice of what they have put together to showcase their sport, you, my friend, are missing out.

The following are four things Major League Baseball could—and should—change to make this event more memorable and entertaining, some which are taken from their crosstown neighbors.

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