Union: Players excited to be All-Stars

Updated: July 11, 2011, 11:07 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- Despite the withdrawal of 15 players from the All-Star rosters in recent days, union chief Michael Weiner told ESPN.com Sunday that this year's mass All-Star exodus is more about "circumstance" than an indication that players don't care about the All-Star Game. "I think what you're seeing this year is just a bunch of individual circumstances that have added up," Weiner said before Sunday's Futures Game. "I think players understand the importance of the All-Star Game to the fans. ...

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