While the 2013 MLB All-Star Game turned out to be quite the competitive affair, everyone knew what it was going to boil down to in the end. Sure, the end result mattered. While I am against the concept, the ASG winner earns home field for that league’s representative in the World Series. Of course that is a big deal. As was the fact that David Wright was the unofficial host of this year’s festivities, as the game was held at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Wright is one of the classiest players in the game, so it was very fitting. But, in the end, it was all about one thing. One player. One song. It was all about one key moment that we would remember for a lifetime.
The 2013 MLB All-Star Game boiled down to when and how Detroit Tigers and American League manager Jim Leyland would use New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in his final ever ASG appearance. And, while some are upset by how things played out in last night’s gala, I have but two words for all of those who felt Leyland did not handle the situation well.