Baseball loves wacky, or maybe you haven’t been paying attention to the All-Star voting results.
And I’m not talking about
So there likely will be no Dodger — the team with the second-best record in the league — starting for the
The N.L. team is in danger of some glaring omissions, but the results look downright reasonable compared to the
It is, of course, an absolute joke, but that's what happens when you go pandering for the easy buck. I am — prepare for a shock here — old-school when it comes to All-Star teams. I think they should be filled with the most deserving players. It should be an honor earned, not the result of a goofy popularity contest.
The fans should not vote. Let the players or manager or media cast ballots, with a one-vote per person mandate. Nothing will ever be perfect, but it will come light years closer than the current mess.
The trouble is, everything is sold and sponsored these days. It's the insurance All-Star ballot, which is not a physical ballot at all but one now exclusively available online. Not only do you vote online, but you can vote up to 35 times. What genius came up with that plan? And not only can you vote 35 times, but 35 times per registered email address! So 35 times on your Yahoo and 35 more times on your Gmail and your work email and whatever.
Think those hack-happy people in Missouri are possibly making up new email addresses just to vote another 35 times?
In 1957, Cincinnati stuffed the ballot box and voted in seven