For the second straight year, David Wright is in line to be snubbed from the starting NL lineup in the All-Star game. And for the second straight year, the public outrage ensues. But who’s to blame for this fiasco and what can be done to fix it?
When this first happened last year, fans took to Twitter and Facebook to file their grievances with anyone who would listen. “How could David Wright be snubbed from the starting lineup?”
Now, a year later, arguably the best third baseman in the National League is about to be left off the starting roster of the All-Star game—one that’s taking place in his own building.
For Mets, this should be a sign of trouble. The fan base should be disappointed that they can’t even put their own All-Star 3B in the game as a starter. But what will they do? Hit the internet and complain that it’s all Bud Selig’s fault for creating this system that allows the fans to vote.
A fair gripe to have with the commissioner, but the finger shouldn’t stop there. It s...