American Pastime Risks Credibility

Just when America needs its national identity the most, the national pastime seems to have joined the ranks of greedy corporations and ruthless executives. At least that's what
many fans are saying in the wake of an All-Star game that ended with a tie orchestrated by Commissioner Bud Selig and managers who didn't want to strain the arms of the very
expensive pitchers left available to them. Fans at the game - who paid $125 to attend - chanted "Let them play!" as the various decision-makers deliberated. The decision they
reached has been a serious PR hit for baseball as media outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post published articles that ran the gamut from disappointed to