Yeah, that's not ironic.
The ASG is arbitrary. It's a decision.
Who plays in the WS is by team merit.
This outcome is exactly what would have been expected because they won the games they needed to win.
Irony: "an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected."
The AS game was taken for "p*******" reasons, so contrary to their attempts, they got the more important WS games being played back in Atlanta.
As far as cheating, how many teams have done unscrupulous activities that have not been caught. Besides, only a handful of those players are still on the team. I am a believer of forgive and forget, and not stigmatizing a person or entity eternally.
Played 18. Course was soaked, standing water relief on every shot, except there was nowhere to take relief without standing water. I was surprised the course was even open (forgot to cancel tee time within 24 hours and didn’t want to get dinged with a no-show charge).
Played 9-3 punch shot on every swing. Had a nice low pull fade / straight fade ball flight with this swing, which I wish I could replicate with my full swing. Putting was pointless due to water on the course, so just picked up once I was on the green.