When no Dodger was voted by fans into the starting lineup of this year's All-Star game, reliever Kenley Jansen blamed the fans. Some of those fans took to email and social media to say it wasn’t their fault that more than half of the Los Angeles area still can't watch the team on TV.
But is that where the blame should rest? Here’s a look at Dodgers All-Star voting history since 1970 — when fan voting for the All-Star game starters resumed after 12 years in which the players voted — until the TV deal began before the 2014 season:
Not every game was on TV in the 1970s, yet it was the most successful decade for Dodgers All-Star starters, with 13...