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Take the All-Star Vote Away From the Fans

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Major League Baseball has announced the early voting totals for the All-Star game starting lineups. Not surprisingly, several undeserving names hover at or near the top of the voting. We all know how the process works by now; the fans cast their ballots for their favorite players, whether or not that player has missed significant time or is having a poor start to the season.

This was all fine and good for several years, before the infamous tie game in 2002. The public fallout from that game lead the commissioner to adopt a new policy stating that the league that wins the all-star game would gain home-field advantage in the world series. This policy places much more significance of the outcome of what was otherwise an exhibition g...

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