As Major League Baseballs’ all star break is approaching many are complaining that some who were voted in are not worthy and that it is time to take away voting privileges from the fans. My response to this is, are you crazy. You want to take away the only power that fans do have, the only thing they control in sports. Why? Yes are there players that were voted in that don’t deserve to be there, sure, but if that’s who the fans want to see, then give them what they want. The outrage should be in the importance placed on a game that should be an exhibition and nothing else. Time and time again the fans are forced to deal with whatever they are given and expected to support it. The fans don’t control who teams draft, sign as free agents, ticket prices, concession prices etc. So why not let them have this one piece of control, and if they make a mistake, who cares. Does anybody really think this game is really affected by one or two players that are on the downside of their prime are going to drastically affect the outcome of the game? I think not. And for all the criticism fans get for their selections, what about the favoritism shown by the all star managers who select their own guys over players that are more than deserving? All I’m saying is you can dump on the fans all you want but the alternative may not be that much better.
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