Oh, c'mon, don't give me that "glory of the game" crap.
The All Stah Game is to the glory of big league baseball what seeing a lion show at the circus is to the glory of African savannah. It's trivial, dumbed down mock entertainment is what it is.
Baseball is about trying to win the World Series. Nothing less.
I dunno. I think there's something cool about seeing the Red Sox All Stars out there in their game whites representing Boston and the fans.
Yeah, OK, Al, and if tomorrow we learn that Josh Beckett tore or blistahd or othahwise tenderized his dainty digits aftah pitching in the All Star Game, how cool is that gonna be?