In each form of election through popular vote (Presidential election, All-Star Game selection), there is always an underlying fear that the often maligned "un-informed masses" will let personal biases and perceived incompetence affect the outcome.
However, theoretically speaking, shouldn't this constant doubt be alleviated in the case of the MLB All-Star Game selection, where the fans, players and managers of each All-Star squad have a say in who is selected?
Alas, history, and the present, proves that hypothetical wrong.
Case in point, the 2011 MLB All-Star Game rosters.
In this All-Star Game voting, batting average, OPS, slugging percentage and overall play were sacrificed to select the "who's who" list of the "once-great but currently not" All-Stars.
Who are those that spent Selection Sunday fuming and lamenting?