Last I checked, the MLB All-Star Game now counts—and can no longer be called an exhibition.
With home-field advantage in the World Series on the line, there is simply too much at stake for every player selected to the game to play. The best players should play the majority of the game, and that's that—no ifs, ands or buts.
Obviously, that's not how it goes—nearly everyone will see some action, whether they deserve to or not.
Some of those who are undeserving will start the game, as chosen by the fans (yet another issue many, myself included, have with the entire process), but just because these players won a popularity contest doesn't mean that they are worthy of playing in the game.
Let's take a look at a handful of All-Stars who shouldn't leave their benches after the teams are introduced—but will.