A brief aside: No Selig here, please.


Has anyone yet been able to determine why a single exhibition-caliber All Star game — one meaningless game in midsummer — establishes home field advantage for the World Series, and not team winning percentages compiled over a 162-game season?

It’s nonsense, but that’s the Bud Selig Numbskull Effect in a nutshell. Selig is among the select few persons on this sizeable planet whom I have pre-emptively banned from setting foot in any of my businesses, along with Dick Cheney, the Busch beer family, the Coors family … well, okay, perhaps there are more than a few.