Sunday, October 15, 2006

The birth of the "This Time It Counts" theory

Long ago, we thought miserable old Bud Selig was just kidding when he thought of the slogan "This Time It Counts" for the All-Star Game after he "fixed" it. How can you make the All-Star Game "meaningful"? It's an exhibition! And it's not even played in a contenders park most years, it's just given to whoever renovates/builds a new stadium in appeasement.

Well, with the Tigers advancing Sunday, I'd like to bring up some data points from the years since the tied ASG.

2003 All-Star Game: Held at Comiskey. 2005 White Sox: Win World Series.
2004 All-Star Game: Held at Minute Maid. 2005 Astros: Advance to World Series.
2005 All-Star Game: Held at Comerica. 2006 Tigers: Advance (at least) to World Series.

I'd like to congratulate the Pirates in advance on their World Series apperance in 2007/2008, and the Giants on theirs in 2008/2009. This Time It Counts is the precursor to baseball that actually does count, apparently.

2 comments:

palz said...

If the NL didn't lose this blog wouldn't exist

Medicine said...

And it's not even played in a contenders park most years, it's just given to whoever renovates/builds a new stadium in appeasement.