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A Vote for Manny = A Vote for All the Wrong Reasons

Published by on May 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The MLB All-Star Game voting has been a popularity contest for years.  Everyone knows that.  We've all seen players with weak numbers get voted in by the fans merely on name recognition.  For that reason, the MLB powers-that-be began allowing the managers to hand pick players they believed were worthy of inclusion.

And now with the 2009 installment of the midsummer's night classic looming the Los Angeles Dodger's Manny Ramirez has become the poster child for all that is warped about fan voting.  As of last Tuesday, he was fourth amongst National League outfielders.

Ramirez will be reinstated to playing status on July 3, (a personal Independence Day of sorts for him), after having served a fifty ga...

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