Archive for the 'All-Star Game' Category

I understand one part of this, but I’m not sure I understand the other: The average ticket price to the Major League Baseball All-Star game in St. Louis is down more than 50 percent from last year, while the ticket price to the Home Run Derby is up more than 9 percent. The average ticket […]

This morning in the recaps, I said this about Ichiro refusing MLB’s request that he participate in the Home Run Derby: The guy hits six homers a year. The only reason they’d want him in there is as a cynical ratings ploy for the Japanese market, which I’m assuming gets the All-Star broadcast. Good for […]

Nothing makes baseball better than gambling! The final spot for the National League All-Star roster is up for grabs, and the governors of Hawaii andPennsylvania have made a friendly wager to rally online voting support for Phillies’ outfielder Shane Victorino, also known as the Flyin’ Hawaiian. Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. […]

Headline: “St. Louis is perfect host for All-Star Game“ This is on MLB.com, of course, so it’s not like it was gonna say “St. Louis: frankly, we coulda done a bit better.” Lots of great “St. Louis fans are the best in baseball” porn in that article if you’re into that sort of thing.

The”Yay Jason” comment thread was getting worn out anyway . . . Dodgers manager Joe Torre said he doesn’t think suspended outfielder Manny Ramirez should be an All-Star this year, even though fans have him fourth in voting at the position. “No, I don’t, and if you ask Manny, he’d give you the same answer,” […]

Jason from IIATMS hits the big time: Jason Rosenberg was heading home and listening to satellite radio when he heard that Manny Ramirez was fourth among National League outfielders in initial All-Star voting. By the end of the night, a new Web site was born: Vote for Manny. “I said it would be funny if […]

Viva Chaos!

A reader from St. Louis is not happy with the fact that Cardinals season ticket holders who want to go to the All-Star Game are forced to buy tickets to the FanFest and Home Run Derby business too: My wife and I purchase a share-a-seat plan in the bleachers. The annual cost for these two […]

When I was a kid, I’d range all over Tiger Stadium after a game collecting discarded All-Star ballots and make my family wait for me as I punched out Tiger names in dozens of the things before handing them to a kindly usher or dropping them into the big box at the top of the […]

I don’t know much about what goes into deciding where All-Star games are held, but I can’t recall the process being subject to intense, Olympic-style lobbying, can you? The Reds are pursuing an All-Star date for 2013, Karen Forgus, the club’s senior vice president of business operations, said on Monday. “We’re pushing hard on it,” […]

Here’s a transcript of an interview with Josh Hamilton on the Rangers’ website. Almost all fluff and a heaping helping of Hamilton’s religious stuff if you’re into that kind of thing, but this caught my eye: Hey Josh, How did it feel to hit 28 home runs in the home run derby? Question submitted by: […]