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2011 MLB All-Star Game: The 10 Most Egregious Snubs in AL Voting

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2011 MLB All-Star Game: The 10 Most Egregious Snubs in AL Voting
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"Democracy is the worst form of Government," Winston Churchill wrote in 1947, "except for all those other forms that have been tried."

There is perhaps no greater proof of this than the annual MLB All-Star fan vote, in which Average Joes routinely cast their ballots for the players they've heard of instead of the ones who actually deserve to be recognized as the best at their positions.

But at least it's better than AL manager Ozzie Guillen's picks in 2006.

On Tuesday, MLB.com released another update of the AL All-Star vote leaderboards. As always, the few deserving top vote-getters are joined by several out-of-place Yankees players and marquee names who are coasting on their reputations.

In this slideshow are 10 players who deserve at least strong consideration for the All-Star team but are too low on the leaderboards—if they appear at all.

If these lower-profile guys don't start getting more respect, the AL All-Star uniform might as well just be pinstripes.

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