Hey now you're a rock star get the show on get paid
On Tuesday evening I sat on my couch incredulous at what I was seeing on my T.V. I had to look up the definition of the term "all-star" just to be sure that I really understood what this meant from the standpoint of athletes and their seasonal performance metrics. I found two definitions:
1). Consisting of athletes chosen as the best at their positions from all teams in a league.
2). Consisting entirely of star performers.
I got the sense that somehow these definitions did not mesh with the talent that was assembled at this year's baseball all-star game. Consider the following stat lines from some of the position players voted in by the fans:
- .224 average, 99 strikeouts in 294 ABs
- .249 average, 76 strikeouts in 297 ABs
- .244 average, 59 strikeouts in 315 ABs
- .225 average, 86 strikeouts in 241 ABs
- .247 average, 55 strikeouts in 283 ABs
- .208 average, 134 strikeouts in 293 ABs