I get it and I agree, the MLB All-Star game is designed for fan entertainment.   However, AL starting pitcher Justin Verlander must have forgotten that since 2003 (whether fair or not) the game’s outcome also means something CRITICALLY important……home field advantage for the World Series.  He was tagged for five runs (all earned) in his first and only inning, and that pretty much was ballgame over.  Apparently, Justin Verlander was more concerned about busting radar guns than getting quick outs.  He threw 35 pitches, faced nine batters, gave up four hits, and walked two (throwing six straight balls in the process) all in his one inning!  This is NOT what I expected from the reigning AL Cy Young and MVP winner.  But, five pitches were clocked at 100 mph…..and one pitch even reached 101.  Who cares?  You have to play to WIN the game now!   In his post-game comments…

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