Sea Dog Fan wrote:Exactly, but if the All-Star game is suppose to "count" than why do the fans vote for the starters? You'd think the mlb would want the best team out there if they really wanted to push the idea if it counted.
No, MLB wants the guys that the fans will tune in to see. As stupid as it is, there is a reason guys like Ripken, Gwynn, Griffey, Jeter, Winfield, Boggs and a ton of others kept making ASGs well after they should have, and its because the fans around the country know the names and want to see them.
While I think something should be done about certain teams stuffing the box and have disproportiate reps, there really isnt a sensible option.