Stephen Strasburg, one of the famous pitchers in baseball, did not show up for the All-star game. The All-star game began in a celebration and an exhibition. The absence of Strasburg is one of the minor things that were going to affect the things majorly. The National League failed to American league with American League taking a victory of 4-2. It is a point for the other clubs like Cubs, the Nationals, the Giants, etc. that if you want to celebrate a title, that too at home, you need to achieve victory in four or five games itself.
The ceremonies went well on Tuesday night. Before the game started, awards got declared for winning National League and American League. The awards were in the name of Rod Carew and Tony Gwynn. This award pleased the fans from the late Gwynn’s town. It was the final season for red sox slugger player David Ortiz. The entire American National league came out to hug him.
However, the major difficulty is the impact of least important game affecting the most important game. Players do many things that would not have done on training, or the last game. In the last All-star game, the player decided something like changing the designated hitter or allowing a fifth person to bat third rather than focusing on winning the game. This case is the reality. It is a special feeling to get into the World Series and have advantages like you have at your home ground. Players enjoy the hostile environment. The yelling sounds and the encouraging sounds and screaming from the audiences boost the energy. It gives the entire power to go ahead and play well.
The All-star game has given nine times World Series winners. It is sure that the best all-star game in sports is baseball than any others.