Expanding the size of the All-Star Game roster, using a designated hitter and tinkering with how the roster is selected are all ways Major League Baseball has tried to ensure that the All-Star Game remains interesting for fans. These innovations have not achieved that goal.
The flags in the house that George built will fly at half-mast. The patriarch of the largest sports franchise in the world has passed. George Michael Steinbrenner was a simple man who saved a giant in the Yankees and changed the world of sports.
How did George Steinbrenner manage to so thoroughly rehabilitate himself in the public eye after 1990? He did it three ways, a method which I would recommend to any former dictators, mass murderers, or George W. Bush.