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Poll: Is it time to take MLB All-Star voting away from fans?

Poll: Is it time to take MLB All-Star voting away from fans?

The Major League Baseball All-Star selection process is basically a democracy, with the non-pitching starters for each league determined solely by fan votes.

But should it be that way?

You might not think so if you're a fan of any American League team other than the Kansas City Royals. Fan balloting will continue until July 2, but if it ended today seven of the eight starting positions would be filled by Royals players. Angels outfielder Mike Trout would be the only outsider in the starting lineup.

The leading Royals include second baseman Omar Infante and his .228 batting average. Alex Rios, another Royal, is fourth among outfielders despite batting .220 and missing...

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