The main appeal of the Midsummer Classic goes beyond the boxscore. We watch the All-Star Game for the fanfare and pure fun.
But you may note that some of the more memorable moments in the recent past haven't had much impact on the game itself. Cal Ripken's homer in his last Midsummer Classic? That was just a solo shot in the third inning. Pedro Martinez's five Ks in '99? Those came in the first two innings of a relatively easy American League win.