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I like interleague play in Major League Baseball, but this is one night where the sport suffers for it:

The MLB All-Star Game, to be aired on FOX at 8p ET.

Gone are some matchups you would have waited all season, or a couple seasons, for and in its place is a game trying to matter.

Growing up as a “Noo Yawkuh”, I always enjoyed the rare opportunity to see a Mets batter face a Yankees pitcher in the All Star Game.

It was especially rare because the Mets have had about as many All Stars as they have had no-hitters.

(OK, that was a cheap shot and not entirely true, though “you could look it up” as Yogi Berra would say.)

Now, however, I find myself staying up just to make sure the AL wins the game so the Yankees get what should be theirs anyway: home field advantage in the World Series.

It isn’t right the Yanks or Red Sox or the best team in either league might have to count on a clutch hit from a Seattle Mariner or Pittsburgh Pirate to open the World Series at home.

MLB Commisioner Bud Selig

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig went from being the guy who let an All Star Game end tied to someone who overcompensated into making this rule up.

If the game don’t matter, pardon my grammar, and everyone knows it don’t matter … then don’t fix it!

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