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Every MLB Team Should Still Have An All-Star

Today’s sports column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) There aren’t any brackets, you won’t find anyone being sent to Dayton for a play-in game, and nobody – not even Bryan LaHair – gets a No. 16 seed.

But Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game and the NCAA Tournament do have at least one thing in common: Every year when selections are announced, we seem to spend as much time arguing about who didn’t get picked as we spend analyzing those who did.

This summer, no exception.

Since the All-Star rosters were unveiled on Sunday, many have been shouting that Jake Peavy and A.J. Pierzynski should have made the American League squad. Others bellow that rookie phenom Bryce Harper deserves to be on the National League team. And Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker even made sure that everyone knows he’s ticked that Brandon Phillips and Johnny Cueto didn’t make the NL roster – even though three other Reds did.

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