MLB All-Star Game 2012: 5 Reasons Why This Game Was Even Worse Than …
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Ryan Cook of the A's enters to face Bryce Harper. Cook certainly wins "least likely All-Star" honors — even more so than Harper. The rookie reliever appeared in a few games last season with the Diamondbacks before going to Oakland in the Trevor Cahill
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Owner of the best record in baseball, R.A. Dickey was hoping to become the first knuckleballer to start an All-Star game since Dutch Leonard in 1943. A 12-1 record wasn't good enough.
Bryce Harper wasn't voted into the All-Star Game, nor was he immediately selected as a reserve, but he became a reserve after some players in front of him became unavailable. Bryce Harper is already an All-Star, technically
One league has more money to throw around, better hitters, better pitchers, better teams and a nearly decade-long streak of dominance in interleague play. The other just won the All-Star game for the third year in a row.