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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

MLB All-Star Game still tops

Major League Baseball will play its annual All-Star game tonight. As such events go, this one is tops.

You have to be a serious helmet head to watch the NFL's Pro Bowl, where the goal is not to win but to avoid getting hurt.

The NBA All-Star Game has great moments of athleticism. But the only defense played in this game is if two or more Pistons or Spurs gather together. Otherwise, whoever has the ball has a free trip to the basket.

The NHL All-Star Game, please, there is less defense there than the NBA game.

But baseball is different. You can't just ignore defense in baseball. You have to play other phases of the game.

As someone who has covered a baseball All-Star Game, I can tell you that while it is an exhibition, it is hard not to play with a degree of intensity.


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