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    Maybe there's some crossover between NASCAR fans and baseball fans. Both sports are uniquely American, major facets of our country's history and culture. If you're not watching one, either live or on TV, you're probably enjoying the other.

    But apparently Major League Baseball doesn't think its fans are smart enough to tell the difference between the All-Star Game and a summer truck racing series on a dirt oval in rural Ohio.

    Yes, the MLB has pressured Eldora Speedway of Rossburg, Ohio (pop. 200) to re-name a summer promotional that for the past three years has gone under the name "Mudsummer Classic," alternately "Mud Summer Classic."

    It seems the name, which refers to a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race that takes place every summer on Eldora's short-track dirt oval carved out of a cornfield, sounds a little too much like the "Midsummer Classic," MLB's nickname for the annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Which, we should point out for those of you who are confused, is an annual professional baseball game that takes place in a different major-league ballpark every summer, and has nearly nothing to do with racing 450-hp pickup trucks around a dirt track.

    In a statement, Roger Slack, the general manager of Eldora Speedway, expressed a heartfelt apology to fans who may have been confused by the similar-sounding names: "We hope all of the baseball fans who traveled to Rossburg, Ohio the past three years in anticipation of the MLB All-Star Game enjoyed the race and the $2 beers."

    The fourth edition of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway, which is not a suitable facility for a professional baseball game, is set for Wednesday, July 20, 2016. We hope that clears up the confusion.
     
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    Well that is worth the price of admission no matter what classic you are at.
     
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