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50 minutes ago, Black Francis said:

I’m psyched to see Acuna compete this year. And I also don’t typically watch. It’s played out with me but to each their own. 

Seems like EVERY pro sport has horrible Allstar games and competitions now.  Back in the 80s and early 90s, those were marquee events...

Late Edit:  I think a lot of it has to do with over exposure of the athletes with television, internet, etc.  Back in the 80s, early 90s you hardly got to see your favorite players.  Now its no big deal...

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6 minutes ago, Falconsfan567 said:

I have no idea how they decided on these homerun match ups but why is Matt Chapman #1 and Josh Bell #3 and why is Acuna going up against Bell? If you wanted to make this fair Acuna would have gotten matched up against Vald Jr because of both of them being the two youngest there.

They randomly draw seeds.

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24 minutes ago, slickgadawg said:

Seems like EVERY pro sport has horrible Allstar games and competitions now.  Back in the 80s and early 90s, those were marquee events...

Late Edit:  I think a lot of it has to do with over exposure of the athletes with television, internet, etc.  Back in the 80s, early 90s you hardly got to see your favorite players.  Now its no big deal...

That’s a really good point. It’s the desensitizing of the sport brain much like violence or sex. We’re messed up basically. Now everything is politicized it seems. For entertainment it seems. More like money. 

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The derby just isn't that big of a deal anymore. The announcers dont have much personality and we see a record number of home runs daily now. We've had one hit over 500 feet in a real game this year. Chicks may dig the long ball but the long ball is easily accessible these days.

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1 minute ago, Unkn0wn said:

The derby just isn't that big of a deal anymore. The announcers dont have much personality and we see a record number of home runs daily now. We've had one hit over 500 feet in a real game this year. Chicks may dig the long ball but the long ball is easily accessible these days.

MLB is doctoring them baseballs. I made a long post in another thread about how its coincidental that the league is promoting baseball in Europe and suddenly, the Yankees and Red Sox combine for the most runs ever in 2 games when they have played each other over there a few days ago...:lol:

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