2011 MLB All-Star Game: 5 Reasons to Take All-Star Voting Away from Fans

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2011 MLB All-Star Game: 5 Reasons to Take All-Star Voting Away from Fans
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Should baseball fans be permitted to field the starters for the All-Star Game?

We live in a democratic society, where the people have the right to vote for their leaders and All-Stars.

And while I have no intentions on changing the American political system, I would like to recommend altering the methods in which players are selected to the Midsummer Classic.

The first step would be taking away voting privileges from fans. Too often do the fans select high-profile players who are having poor seasons, instead of voting in players who are more deserving of the honor.

And these days, with the winning league of the All-Star game receiving home-field advantage during the World Series, it's become even more important to field the best teams, as opposed to the best names.

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