I enjoy watching the All-Star game, mostly because it’s fun seeing a team comprised of players wearing their team’s jerseys.
Where else can I watch Derek Jeter, in pinstripes, starting a double play with Ian Kinsler who is wearing Texas blue and white with Albert Pujols in his Angels jersey waiting for the relay?
I remember going to the All-Star game in 2009 when Cliff Lee started for the AL andGrady Sizemore received five at-bats in the 15 inning marathon, and it seemed like Joe Maddon was going to run out of relievers. However, although watching the game is fun, observing the choosing process is nothing short of frustrating.
First each team must be represented, which has led to some incredibly awkward All-Star selections over the years* and it also means many deserving players are left off the roster. Further, the fans tend to have absolutely no idea who should, or should not, be starting for their league. Thus it’s always a circus to attempt to guess who represents a team with...