Rocking the All-Star vote

What if All-Star campaigns were more like political campaigns?

Updated: June 29, 2012, 6:54 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Voting for the All-Star Game blends America's two greatest attributes -- democracy and baseball. Of course, if the All-Star fan vote was a little more like the presidential campaign, Fox and CNN pundits would have anointed Carl Crawford the 2012 All-Star front-runner based on a straw poll of general managers at the 2010 winter meetings.

There is one other area the All-Star vote differs from the presidential campaign. Despite having so much at stake -- not only selection to the ...

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