Even as a big Cubs fan, I’m glad only one Cub made it to the All-Star team. I’d even be happy having no Cubs on the team this year. If your team sucks, you don’t deserve to have an All-Star. Ted Lilly is the Cubs All-Star this year. He’s not even really an All-Star. He’s a Half-Star.
Major League Baseball should eliminate the rule that every team should have a player on the All-Star team. Here’s a question I’d like people to answer: Do you know someone that would be upset that his/her team does not have a player on the All-Star team?
Here’s my answer to the question: I don’t know anyone who would be upset that his/her team doesn’t have a player on the All-Star team.
I agree. What is the point of the “All Star” game if the teams aren’t full of All Stars? What is the point of having the best of the worst froma team (like the Cubs) be represented in the All Star game? Maybe the rule should be “no more than 2 players from one team may be chosen to play in the All Star game”. Which All Stars are being kept from showing their stuff because some rule lets players from the worst teams participate?
Do the Chicago Cubs deserve an All-Star? No. They stink.
Tom brings up a good suggestion. Though I’d max it out at 4. Five players from one team gets really silly. Four can be a bit silly, but sometimes it’s justified beacuse those four guys are tearing it up.
Fans who would get upset if their team doesn’t have a player in the All-Star game need to grow up. In fact, my two year old daughter would understand why the Cubs shouldn’t have an All-Star this year, cuz they all stink. It’s so stupid seeing a token half-way decent player from a bad team being forced into the roster. It’s unnatural and waters down the quality of the All Star Game. This is Major League Baseball. I want only the best of the best. It’s not tee ball. And don’t get me started on letting EVERYONE play in the game. ugh. I understand letting pitchers pitch for only an inning at a time, but they should only let position players into the game if it will help the team win. period. good night.
“It’s not tee ball”. GREAT point! Remember tee ball and pony league when EVERY team was required to pick someone for the All-Star game at the end of the summer? There was never an “All Star” team. There were two teams with some decent players. Period. If there really had been an All Star team it would have been full of The Royals, the team I was on when I was 11 and we won every game that summer, and not just won, but creamed in every game. Why? It wasn’t that we were so great, it was that for some reason or another every other team stunk really badly mostly because many of the kids had joined the league that summer! HA! Anyway, why drag something like a tee ball/pony league rule where every team had to be represented into the majors? You’re either an All Star or your not. Why should the AL or NL risk having a crappy shortstop or catcher because some crappy team has to represent?