daullaz wrote:Managers are worried (rightfully so) that their pitchers will get hurt during this meaningless exhibition. How awesome would it be to see retiring pitchers in there for their last games? Greg Maddux and Mike Mussina are two SPs with fantastic careers that could go out on top, albeit not the very top a la the World Series. If it goes well, I can see older SPs coming out of retirement to pitch in the Classic, maybe the Unit and Pedro the next time around if they retire after 09 or 10.
I remember the same concerns in '06, were there many injuries to pitchers then? I don't remember any, but maybe I've forgotten.
Personally I think it's a terrible idea for someone that hasn't pitched in 1-2 yrs to try and pitch against the Dominican All-Star team (or whichever team has the best hitters at the time). We're not talking about the 2nd tier players that get sent to the olympics, but the best hitters in the MLB.