One time each year all the games biggest stars align in one city. There's a home run derby where fans sit in awe of the power players possess, and then of course the next night is the game.
It’s fun for the fans and players to see the best of the best go head to head, and watch star pitchers face off against star batters. But, all fun and games aside, there are serious concerns.
What if a contending team sends out their ace and he throws out his arm, or if one of their hitters goes down with a major injury? There goes a team's championship hopes or they have to drain their farm system just to try and replace the production they lost.
These are concerns that could be alleviated if the All-Star game didn't exist at all.
Now, these injuries could occur during the regular season as well. But, an injury in one of those games would be more understandable, than losing a player in a game that has absolutely no meaning.
In the past, the All-Star game decided home field advantage in the World Series, so at least had some point to it. But now, home field advantage is decided by the team who has the better record, which is the way it should have always been. Why not reward a team for playing being the best during the season?
While the All-Star game is fun to watch, it just carries to much risk. Team management has to be biting their nails when their stars enter the game this year in Miami. Their season depends on it.