What a ridiculous sham fan voting is. If the All-Star Game is supposed to represent the best players at each position over the course of the first half of the season, Varitek, Cano, Ortiz, Damon, Manny, and even A-Rod are all off the list.
It's unfortunate that supposed baseball "fans" fail to recognize the 1st half accomplishments of much more worthy candidates like Thome, Hafner, Jose Lopez, Iguchi, Rios, Glaus, Wells, and Mauer. How boring is it to pick the same old names every year regardless of how well they're playing.
But it is the same every year--Griffey, Ripken, and Boggs always used to get free passes; now I guess it's Manny, Ortiz, A-Rod, etc. I thought things might be improving last year when Brian Roberts got voted in, but I guess that was just an abberation.
The bottom line is, so-called fans have proven that they are not up for this assignment. Not even close. What an embarrassment!