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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

This weekend, the NBA had its all star weekend. Friday night was the celebrity game and the rookie and second year player games. Saturday was the skills competition, the 3-point contest (won by Kevin Love) and the dunk contest (including Wolves Derrick Williams). Sunday night was the All-Star game itself. The NFL's Pro Bowl is just a game and it's between the league championship games and the Super Bowl. The NHL... I have no idea what they do besides a game. MLB's All Star game is generally considered to be the best. There is a HR Derby. Which All-Star festivities are the best? If baseball did decide to do some sort of skills competitions (besides the HR Derby), what would it even do? Ground ball competitions? Bunting to a spot? Baseball Golf?

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:34 AM

The NHL has a skills competition similar to the NBA's. Fastest skater, hardest shot and so on. I've always thought there should be more skills in the MLB all-star weekend. Maybe the catchers can see who can throw out the most people at second. There could be a target that moves throughout the field and players can try to hit the target.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:54 AM

I like the NBA's 3-point, Skills and Dunk competitions more than I like the actual All Star game itself. And I like them more than the HR Derby as well I think. But the MLB All Star game itself is unparalleled in other sports.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:59 PM

Adding some other things on the same night as the home run derby would be cool. The celebrity softball game is stupid. A skills competition would be neat but I am not sure what they could do. In my mind I see guys in the outfield trying to throw into a trash can set-up behind home plate. :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:14 PM

Adding some other things on the same night as the home run derby would be cool. The celebrity softball game is stupid. A skills competition would be neat but I am not sure what they could do. In my mind I see guys in the outfield trying to throw into a trash can set-up behind home plate. :rolleyes:

They did this in Fort Wayne 2 years ago at the MWL ASG and it was a complete disaster, no one came close to hitting the target at homeplate.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

Which All-Star festivities are the best? If baseball did decide to do some sort of skills competitions (besides the HR Derby), what would it even do? Ground ball competitions? Bunting to a spot? Baseball Golf?


I rarely watch any of those (heck I do not watch any basketball or hockey at all) other than occasionally the MLB All-Star game if I have nothing better to do. I love football but just cannot watch the Pro Bowl.
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