3. No More Managers Selecting Reserves

Why in the world would MLB put the pressure on these guys to select the reserves?

Managers Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy are the MLB All-Star Game managers due to their team winning each Pennant in 2014. This procedure is fine. Most leagues give it to the manager who’s team is currently leading each conference at the midway mark, but last season’s success is just as worthy.

However, the immense pressure this puts on managers to select their own guys and divvy up positions and players between teams is outrageous.

Feelings get hurt, grudges are formed, and nonsense ensues.

Just as it should be with the starters, the reserves should be selected with a formula that allows viewpoints from the fans, players, coaches and offices all equally contributing.

Keep it uniform across the board.

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