Originally written June 21, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
We're less than three weeks away from this year's All-Star Game in Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium, and with that, I've been thinking a bit about the 2011 game at Chase Field in Arizona. The National League won last year 5-1, their second straight win after losing seven games in a row and 12 of 13 (thanks for the tie in 2002, Bud!). With an All-Star selection come a lot of expectations, and some of last season's All-Stars have absolutely not lived up to those lofty standards in 2012, and likely won't be making the trip to Arizona next month. Now, I realize that injuries happen, and for that reason, I'm not going to call out players who have missed significant amounts of time this year because they've been hurt. But here's a team of 2011 All-Stars that have had disappointing years this season. Catcher: Brian McCann, Braves. I'm a huge Braves supporting, and I'll be the first one to admit that McCann's 2011 season has been awful, and has...
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