2011 MLB All-Star Game: The Downfall of Fan Balloting

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2011 MLB All-Star Game: The Downfall of Fan Balloting
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I'm sure many will agree with me: When fans vote on the All-Stars, they never seem to get it right.

Believe it or not, the All-Star Game was not meant to be a popularity contest.

It was meant to be a fun event showcasing the league's BEST players; not just a matchup of usually underachieving popular players. This slideshow reviews who is currently leading the All-Star votes for starters and who SHOULD be.

As a side note, the players that I picked as All-Stars were based solely on this season's stats: I did not even look at the name for any position before making my selections.

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