Five for Friday: Best All-Star "sideshow" events
Baltimore Sun Orioles editor David Selig is pinch hitting for Matt Vensel in this week's "Five For Friday." With Chris Davis' much anticipated Home Run Derby appearance coming up Monday night, he ranks his top five All-Star "sideshow" events.
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No. 5: NHL All-Star SuperSkills Competition
Even if you aren't a big hockey fan, there are aspects of the NHL's pre-All-Star festivities that make for enjoyable viewing. The hardest shot competition is fun, and I was always a fan of the accuracy event, where players shoot pucks at each corner of the net to break plates set up as targets. When you toss in the modified shootout thing they do, I'd rather spend a couple hours watching this with a few Labatts than tune into the actual All-Star Game. But I'll admit it's not an event I mark on my calendar each year.