Remembering The Mid-Summer Classic's Classic Past

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This Tuesday, in Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the played. It’s the 89th All Star Game, and the “first” to be hosted by the Washington Nationals (Washington D.C. has played host to several other All . . . → Read More: Remembering The Mid-Summer Classic’s Classic Past

Has Any MLB All-Star Pitcher Ever Worn a Single-Digit Number?

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from reader Bryan Duklewski, who’s taken a very in-depth look at a question I posed yesterday. Enjoy. — PL]

Bryan Duklewski

Yesterday Paul noted that Rays pitcher Blake Snell might be bringing his single-digit uni number to this year’s MLB All-Star Game and then wondered aloud . . . → Read More: Has Any MLB All-Star Pitcher Ever Worn a Single-Digit Number?

Does Anyone Actually Watch the Pro Bowl or the NHL All-Star Game?

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People, I’ll be frank with you: I spent most of yesterday at a social event in New Jersey and watched not one single moment of the NFL Pro Bowl (shown above) or the NHL All-Star Game. Judging from the photos I saw after I got home, the . . . → Read More: Does Anyone Actually Watch the Pro Bowl or the NHL All-Star Game?

Six New Unis, Two Games...And No One Will Watch

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In case you aren’t aware, there are not one but two “all star” games today — the NHL one, which is called the NHL All Star Game, and the NFL one, which is known as the “Pro Bowl.” The fact that both will be taking place at . . . → Read More: Six New Unis, Two Games…And No One Will Watch