AL All-Star first-guessing

Updated: July 3, 2005, 11:52 PM ET
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

It's backwards.

Virtually every one of the 17,624,321 All-Star diatribes we have heard over the years – not to mention those about to bust from the gates next week – whine about which players were "deserving," who "should be on there," who "was robbed." All very visceral stuff, but hardly any of it is based in the reality of how the voting process actually works.

Talking Head 1: What, 18 homers and 43 RBI isn't an All-Star? C'mon!

Talking Head 2: And you think that guy's ...

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