Baseball's midsummer classic is less than a week away, yet the only thing callers of espn1420.com want to talk about is how MLB's all-star game isn't what it used to be. How do you fix it? What steps need to be taken to find the luster that the midsummer classic has lost over the years?

Tom Verducci of cnnsi.com is one of the most respected baseball writers of this generation. He has several theories as to why the all-star game has sunk, but he also has a plea to right the wrongs, and make the midsummer classic can't miss TV once again.

You can read Verducci's advice to major league baseball here.