FANALYTICS: What is an All-Star?

With this week's Major League Baseball All Star Game, we got to watch the best of the best, as mostly chosen by the fans. Yes, it was a little one-sided. I'd prefer that over a tie, any day.

While this was an exhibition, it does decide home field advantage for the World Series. I've always thought it odd that player selection for this important game was left in the subjective hands of such highly biased people as... us.

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