For better, for worse: Even among All-Stars some shine brightest
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Typically played on a Tuesday, the day before and after MLB's All Star game are the only two days on the calendar when no preseason, regular season or postseason sporting events are scheduled in the United States. Not only does this fact magnify the perceived importance of what is otherwise a simple exhibition game, it artificially inflates the sense of withdrawal fantasy owners feel when beset by three consecutive days completely absent of meaningful box scores -- the fundamental basis of the statistics that all fantasy owners live and die by.
What is a star-crossed fantasy owner to do in these trying times? Certainly there are myriad chores around the house that are in dire need of attention. But chores are difficult and hardly fun.
What about that family that's been largely neglected since some time in early April? Surely they could use some of the same attention that's been lavished on
Perhaps the best (at least the easiest) answer is to find a way for the entire family to coalesce around the All-Star Game itself. Tell them all that they matter as much as the game. If you say it enough, it may even sound like the truth. Commissioner
Of those players selected to play in the 2010 Major League All-Star Game, it's clear that a few stand out from the crowd because of their stellar statistical contributions (for better), while others stand out for perhaps another reason (for worse):