The only thing Jeter brings to the table is his bat, and that has been among the worst in baseball so far. Oh man, if Torre brings him......
But everybody has to accept that the All-Star game is a popularity contest, which is what it should be. It's a game with all the players the fans want to see. Sure if you want to be fair about it then don't let the fans vote, but then everybody except us die-hards loses interest.
Anyway, Ortiz wasn't on the ballot because he's a DH and there's no DH in the NL All-Star game. Kevin Millar is the Red Sox's 1B. What do you want MLB to do, cheat to get him on as their 1B?
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