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Every year Major League Baseball contends with heavy criticism over how the rosters are selected for the All-Star Game. Personally, I take issue with how the reserves are selected, but I've always defended the league over the main two points of contention. I do believe every Major League team should be represented at the Fall Classic, and I believe the fan vote should determine the game's starters. After all, above all other games, the All-Star Game is the fan's game. Don't blame the fans because the village idiot Bud Selig decided an exhibition game should play a role in the postseason schedule.

Of course, it doesn't matter what Bud decides. People love to criticize the MLB All-Star Game as a flawed event. The controversy is as much a part of the game as the pageantry. And believe me when I tell you, the controversy begins long before the first pitch. Filling out one's MLB All-Star ballot provides a true expression of what the individual fan personally loves about the game of Major League Baseball. I'll prove it to you.

See what happens when my ballot theory clashes with the theory of a 9-year old...

Chuck Powell, KTAR.com & ArizonaSports.com contributor

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