5 Reasons Why Fans Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Vote for MLB All-Stars

Reasons Why Fans Shouldn't Be Allowed to Vote for MLB All-Stars

2014 MLB All-Star Game
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The MLB All-Star Game is one of the best that professional sports has to offer on a yearly basis. Oddly enough, the fans get to do the voting. Some people may agree with this and others may not, but I am hear to give you five reasons why fans shouldn’t be allowed to vote for MLB All-Stars.

Fans Don’t Always Get it Right

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Fans Don’t Always Get it Right

MLB All-Star Game
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Fans don’t always get it right -- some very talented players are snubbed out of the All-Star Game every year. At the same time, some players with mediocre stats make it every year just because of their names and popularity.

Fans Don’t Watch Every Single Team

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Fans Don’t Watch Every Single Team

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Fans don’t watch every single team play and they definitely don’t watch every single team play every single game. There are fans out there who know so much about the game, though, and actually do watch plenty of baseball.

Regardless, the average fan probably only sees a handful of teams play leading up to the All-Star break. Translation: Average fans may have no clue what other players are actually doing or how they are performing.

Some Fans Have No Clue About Breakout Players

Yasiel Puig
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Some Fans Have No Clue About Breakout Players

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There are breakout players every single season. Some fans may not know this because they simply do not follow the game very closely or they only follow their own team. As a result, they don’t witness a player who is having a huge year, which could lead to that player missing out on the big game.

Fans Vote for Who They Like

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Fans Vote for Who They Like

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Fans vote for who they like. That is a pretty basic concept. On the flip side, fans don’t vote for players they do not like. Most fans are probably naturally attracted to great talent, but I am sure most fans also won’t vote for certain players -- who could be the best in the game -- just because they do not like them.

MLB All-Star Game Actually Has Meaning

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MLB All-Star Game Actually Has Meaning

World Series
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The MLB All-Star Game is played for home field advantage in the World Series. That is pretty meaningful to say the least. Since one simple game decides the fate of which league gets home field advantage in the World Series, that makes the All-Star game very competitive and very worth it for the winning side.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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