Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Modern World

In the modern world, All-Star Game balloting begins 18 games into the season and lasts for 68 days. Fans (or whomever) can vote up to five times in a 24-hour period, so a particularly obsessive and well-organized voter can cast 340 ballots. As if the whole production wasn't absurd enough already.

1 comment:

  1. And don't they mean the "contemporary" world? The "modern" world took shape, depending on whom you talk to, anywhere from the mid-eighteenth-century until maybe the 1920s. After that, it's been one post- after the next. (Or, some argue, we have never been modern, in which case the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot isn't either.) And even if it is "contemporary," why do we need an insurance company to welcome us to that world? Isn't it already ours? Man, what a terminological mosh pit.