National League Secures World Series Home-Field Advantage
Kansas City- The National League All-Stars dominated the American League last night cruising to an 8-0 victory. This victory gives the National League 3 wins in a row against their counterparts. It was the 1st shutout since 1996 in Philadelphia. The game was basically decided in the 1st inning in which the National team went out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back. Melky Cabrera led the charge with MVP award while smashing a 2 run HR to preserve the National League’s victory. American League Starter Justin Verlander couldn’t control his fastball and was lit up in the 1st inning giving up a bases loaded triple to San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval. The American league could only muster up 6 hits against the National League’s pitching staff with David Ortiz getting 1 of those hits.
Most people have stopped watching the All-Star game because it isn’t the same as it once was and the thrill of the game is gone. I like the fact that it means something about home-field advantage in the World Series something the Red Sox have benefited in 2004, 2007 seasons. However, I’m becoming sick of fan voting and how the game has been for the last 3 years a turn off the television after the 4th inning. The game starts way too late, and the past few years have been boring to watch. This past offseason everyone had the American League to win the All-Star game, but the American League failed to secure home-field advantage for itself again. I would rank MLB’s All-Star game higher than any other major sport’s all-star game because of its importance, and usual closeness of the game. All the other sports have ridiculous scores that are un-realistic and just flat out boring. Has the MLB All-Star game lost it’s edge? React below: