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Remaking of a Classic: U.S. vs. the World

Bring some excitement back to the All-Star Game: Make it U.S. vs. the World.

Originally Published: July 8, 2002
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Baseball used to be able to say it had the one All-Star Game that mattered. No longer.

Obviously, the All-Star Game doesn't matter to the four players who have already phoned in sick for Tuesday's game. Pedro Martinez is missing the game due to personal reasons. Matt Morris is worn out emotionally. Tom Glavine has a blister. Randy Johnson wants to be with his family. Any minute now, Barry Bonds will say he can't make it because he has to wash Jeff Kent's truck instead.

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