If you wonder why baseball is so ignored by the younger children of this generation, here’s a perfect example why.
2019 All Star Week is here, with the home run derby going on tonight, and the All Star game tomorrow, baseball’s best talent will be on display in front of the whole country to see.
Mike Trout, Christian Yelich, and Javier Baez are a few names that stand out. Along with Alex Bregman and J.D. Martinez joining the fray, there should be plenty of ways to commercialize stars to help with the lack of interest from younger kids born in this generation.
Well unless you waste those to promote Bryce Harper, who isn’t even an All Star.
Now don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with Major League Baseball promoting one of the game’s most popular stars. But you’re taking away a chance to promote some of the lesser known greats who seemingly might not get the same amount of exposure.
Use the chance to promote Ketel Marte, who’s having an amazing season this year on a middling Arizona Diamondbacks team. Or maybe a Luis Castillo, who’s dominating on the mound for the Cincinnati Reds, who also have a good shot at winning their own division.
Even a Matt Chapman, who can make a case as arguably the game’s best defensive third baseman.
Add in a Ronald Acuña Jr., who’s consistent, electrifying play has gotten the Atlanta Braves back into their postseason ways.
Hey even Mike Trout, who’s popularity among general sports fans is lower than expected for an all time great who’s STILL in his prime years.
Seemingly Trout can’t even be picked out of a crowd by an average sports fan.
Again, no disrespect to Bryce Harper, but promoting the guys who actually made the All Star team is simply better than grinding out even more exposure for a non All Star than Harper himself.
Flip the page to see the poster that has Harper among NL East All Stars….when Harper isn’t one himself.