Well, Beltran is a deserving All-Star. What should they do with him? Let him play on the AL All-Star team, where the players and managers voted for him? Not let him be an All-Star at all?
When it comes right down to it, what I see happening is that MLB has added Beltran to the game and Berkman to the HR Derby, both of those guys play for the host team and should generate even more hometown fan interest.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'