During a post game interview, Commissioner Bud Selig said, "I want to take this opportunity to apologize to the fans here. Their unhappiness is understood by all of us. It was a no-win situation, and I was sad. I understood the crowd reaction. Never in our wildest dreams did we conceive the game would end in a tie. With the health of the players, frankly, we had no choice. As much as I hated to do it, and with all the reluctance in the world, I had no choice but to call the game.
I sat the last half-inning desperately trying to come up with something. My mind was racing. But I can't turn the All-Star Game into something with who knows who was out there. It would have been a farce if we went to some kind of bizarre alternative. This is not the way I wanted this to end. It's the first time it's ever happened. It's very regrettable and very sad. At the end, I had no alternative. There's absolutely no one to blame."
During that same interview the two managers also made comments. Joe Torre said, "I feel bad for Bud (Selig), especially here. I apologize, however, in making my plan for the All-Star Game, getting everybody in was the most important thing. I know players that come want to play. It's our job to do that." Bob Brenly said, "It's highly important not to place blame on anyone. It happened.
Unfortunately, it was tied up. I saved a starting pitcher, and we extended him as far as we were going to. It was a great game. There was a lot of excitement. You got everything you wanted... just not a win."
When it was all said and done, Bud Selig made a unique rule change to prevent further occurrences. From this point forward the league who wins the Midsummer Classic would be officially named the home team during that same seasons World Series. Was this a good decision? Share your opinion on Baseball Fever.