Phillies, er, the NL looks to end the recent dominance of the AL in the All-Star Game (haven't won since 1996). In case you don't know: This Time it Counts. In other words, the winner of the game will be given home-field advantage in the World Series.
Many people wish that this weren't so:
All-Star Identity Crisis (Crasnick)
Change the Format Now (Bryant)
Whatever the hue and cry, the MLB All-Star game remains by far my favorite edition of the game.