Tony La Russa, manager of the NL All-Star squad,
made no attempt at hiding his personal grudges
through the selection process this year
A lot of folks in a lot of places were up in arms after seeing the All-Star Game rosters on Sunday. And rightfully so. Some of the more deserving players received the cold shoulder while others seemingly made the squad on their reputation (and not merit) alone.
The Reds certainly appeared to get the short end of the stick as two guys who were widely considered locks for the Midsummer Classic were left off the NL roster altogether: Johnny Cueto and Brandon Phillips. Adding further salt to the wound is the fact that former Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa was the man in charge of making many of the selections. And given the bad blood between the two division rivals in recent years, it has many around the baseball world crying foul.
Here's what some of the more notable baseball writers had to say about the matter:Trent Rosecrans of CBSSports...