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MLB All Star Game Posts Worst Ratings Ever

It may have "counted" this time, but once again, no one cared. For the second straight year, the MLB All Star game posted its lowest ratings ever. The fact that a number of star players didn't bother to show up along with Bud Selig's misguided attempt to make the game relevant conspired to drive interest in the midsummer classic to an all time low.

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The bad news for MLB is that the audiences are dropping away at an incredibly fast rate. This year, the all star game drew an average of 11 million viewers, which is down from 12 million last year, which again was also an all time low.

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To add insult to injury, the All Star game, which features guys with actual talent, was edged in the ratings by "America's Got Talent," which features David Hasselhoff. Perhaps viewers felt he was even less of a tool than Brian Wilson?

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This should be the final straw for Selig's awful idea of awarding home field advantage to the winner of the All Star game. It's an idea that fans, managers and players alike hate and clearly it has done nothing to drive interest in the game. In fact, may even have had the opposite effect. It has to end.

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