American League All-Star Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels poses with the MVP trophy after a 5-3 victory over the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Summertime means baseball season is well underway.
One mark of this is the annual MLB All-Star Game, which just took place yesterday. This was the 85th year this game has been in existence, and included four Dodger players and two Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim players on the roster.
How did the teams do? What were the highlights? How did our local players fair with the best in the league? And did anyone care? Last year, about 11 million people tuned in -- one-third of the audience from 1982 and a half of the audience from 1994.
But the most shocking fact is the average age of the All-Star Game viewer was 53, according to the Sports Business Journal. So even with the efforts in creating an all-star-roster that includes every team in each league, how important is this game to the average fan?
Ryan Fagan, MLB writer at Sporting News