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Josh Hamilton has drawn more attention to himself because of his blue eyes than because of his stats. He may have been voted in because of prior success, or maybe because of his success story.
Hamilton is having a pretty good season, hitting .294 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI this season. While these are pretty good numbers, they are not up to an All-Star level, or even how Hamilton usually performs.
Hamilton is hitting 16 points less than he usually does, and he is on pace for only 20 home runs, less than he hit in the Home Run Derby. He is also on pace for only 82 RBI, a very disappointing statistic for a great hitter.
Hamilton has only played 48 games this season, which is barely over half of his team's games. If a player is going to be elected to an All-Star Game, they should have proven their worth for more than 50 games.
Lastly, an All-Star should take credit for their success, and responsibility for their faults. Hamilton shies away from the latter, blaming his struggles in day games on the color of his eyes. I personally lost respect for him because of this.
While some will say that this makes me biased, he does not deserve to be an All-Star based on his stats. The worst part about his selection is that he is going to be a a starter.