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    Baseball All-Star game changes

    The All-Star Game will now have a designated hitter regardless of which league is hosting the contest.
    Major League Baseball has announced four changes to the Midsummer Classic.
    Other changes include a restriction on pitchers who have pitched the Sunday before the game, a one-man increase in the number of position players elected and a unique re-entry rule.
    The new rules will take effect for this summer's All-Star Game, hosted by the Angels.
    In addition to the existing injured catcher rule, the manager is now allowed to select one position player to re-enter a game in the event that the last available position player at any position is injured.

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    Re: Baseball All-Star game changes

    Managers probably don't want the risk of their starting pitcher getting hit by a pitch batting in an All-Star game. I'm good with that rule. Not sure about the pitching restriction.

    I like the increase in roster size. More players to choose from late in the game. I would highly doubt the re-entry rule will ever get used, but it's a good clause to have in case you ever get to that point.



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    Re: Baseball All-Star game changes

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Managers probably don't want the risk of their starting pitcher getting hit by a pitch batting in an All-Star game. I'm good with that rule. Not sure about the pitching restriction.

    I like the increase in roster size. More players to choose from late in the game. I would highly doubt the re-entry rule will ever get used, but it's a good clause to have in case you ever get to that point.
    I have a feeling that rule was made with one player in mind - Albert Pujols. I would bet my last credit that it gets used on him this All Star Game.



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    Re: Baseball All-Star game changes

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    I have a feeling that rule was made with one player in mind - Albert Pujols. I would bet my last credit that it gets used on him this All Star Game.
    It can only be used if EVERY player has been used and someone is injured. It's highly unlikely it will ever happen.



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    Re: Baseball All-Star game changes

    The DH is a disgrace to the game.



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    Re: Baseball All-Star game changes

    im interested in wondering how the DH gets chosen fans or manager



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    Re: Baseball All-Star game changes

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    im interested in wondering how the DH gets chosen fans or manager
    AL - fans
    NL - manager

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5145694


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    Re: Baseball All-Star game changes

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    The DH is a disgrace to the game.
    I wish they would get rid of the DH except for the all-star game.



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