Clemens, Sosa snubs prove All-Star criteria is wrong

The All-Star snubs of Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa prove that the selection criteria is off base.

Originally Published: July 14, 2003
By Joe Morgan | Special to ESPN.com

The criteria for the All-Star selection process must be re-evaluated, because I don't understand some of the roster decisions made for this year's game.

If long and meritorious service doesn't count for something, then I have a problem with the process. Roger Clemens is a classic example. How can a future Hall of Famer like Clemens not be on the All-Star team in the very season he won his 300th game?

Besides, Clemens is having a solid season (3.75 ERA, 8-6 record). Apparently, long and ...

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