Every year when the All-Star teams are announced, somebody gets snubbed. This year, you could make a strong case for guys like Shane Victorino, CC Sabathia and Andrew McCutcheon being on the team. I'm sure those guys are disappointed since they all probably have healthy bonuses in their contracts for making the All-Star team.
My views on this have changed over the years.
Basically, I don't care anymore who is or who isn't on the All-Star team. It gives me a headache. If one guy makes the team then somebody doesn't.
Don't get me wrong, I still love the All-Star game and always watch it. But I don't get worked up over who makes it and who doesn't.
Speaking of worked up, as a kid the All-Star game really got under my pale white skin because the National League ALWAYS won. Every year I would think, "This is the year the American League wins," and every year I was disappointed.
Now, the AL usually wins the All-Star game, which makes me happy since I still pull for the American League. Of course, the NL won the game last year. Hopefully next Tuesday the AL gets back on top. So while I still allegiance to the American League I don't really care who is playing and who isn't.