"The baseball and sporting industry is making a lot, a lot of money. So let's continue to let it flow, and let the players partake in it."
Larkin was present at the All-Star-Game festivities to speak on behalf of Maytag, MLB's newest sponsor.
The 12-time All-Star and nine-time Silver Slugger, says a lot has changed since his playing days, including the use of data and sabermetrics.
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"It's kind of a clash of the titans," Larkin said. "I believe we should rely on the baseball more—and then the numbers will support that."
Larkin's playing days may be long over but the 51-year-old will be the grand marshal of the MLB All-Star parade on Tuesday. With 26 first-time All Stars this year, Larkin was taken aback by the influx of new talent.
"The game is faster—there's so much more power," said Larkin. "When you put all those things together, it just ekes young, athletic."