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Chuck Powell's All Star Ballot vs. a 9-year-old's

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...

About the Author


Career: My broadcast career began in 1990 at the age of 19. I've spent 19 of my last 21 years as a talk show host. Twelve years were spent in sports radio (only 3 in Phoenix), seven in music/comedy (most notably 103.9 The Edge), and now KTAR.

Education: BS at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (Illinois)

Family: 2 parents, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, 11 nieces & nephews

Favorite Food: Perfectly cooked salmon with asparagus

Favorite Spot in Arizona: My old house on Scottsdale Mountain

Favorite Movie: "Clarice, are the lambs still screaming?" (Silence of the Lambs)

#1 Sports Team: I don't root for teams

Outside interests: Writing, Sports, Reading, Eating

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