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July 9, 2014

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What the CBA Says About the All-Star Game

by Zachary Levine


We’re six days from the All-Star Game, an event that despite Major League Baseball’s best marketing efforts, you might think is kind of meaningless. We’re five days away from the Home Run Derby, an event that even when put next to the All-Star Game takes on the air of a sideshow, and rarely in a good way.

That is, until you’ve taken a look at MLB’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, which focuses far more than anybody should on the break from actual baseball.

When we first took an educational field trip through the leagues’ guiding document, it was to point out all the teams that had their own little exceptions to the rules by which everybody else was governed. With the All-Star Game approaching and holding a significant place in the body and attachments of the CBA, part two of this occasional series will focus on what the CBA can answer for us about the All-Star Game.

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