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Good game, bad ballpark

Hank Blalock mashed the ball, so did Anderson. Page 2's Mike Barnicle was impressed by the All-Star game, but not the ballpark.

Updated: July 16, 2003, 10:08 AM ET
By Mike Barnicle | Special to Page 2

Hardball heaven came quickly for Bud Selig Tuesday night, arriving with one swift swing of Hank Blalock's bat and, as the ball disappeared into the noise of the Chicago night, you could almost hear the traditional South Side blues evolve instead into an upbeat chorus of sponsors, shouting out: "This one's for you, Bud."

Selig, the Rodney Dangerfield of commissioners, a guy hammered and scorned for a year after he sat on his seat watching a game -- an event, actually -- end in a tie, ...

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