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Bad Baseball Teams Get The Short End Of The All-Star Stick

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Is that one of the more obvious statements ever?

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Probably, but it applies in the current Nationals situation. People have been wondering why, oh why, Matt Capps was chosen as the Nationals All-Star as opposed to about eight other deserving guys.

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I'll say this: when your team is bad, the All-Star manager isn't going to do you any favors. Especially when that manager hails from within your division.

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Take a look at the 2008 Orioles. They were no good, as usual, and what exactly happened? George Sherrill represented them in the all-star game.

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The required representative from bad teams will just fill the roster spot that needs to be filled, which is why that representative isn't necessarily the best, or second best, or even third best player on his team.

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So please, people, chill out about Matt Capps representing the Nationals in the Midsummer Classic. Yes, it sucks that Ryan Zimmerman won't be taking his place (or joining him), but try not to forget that Matt Capps is second in the NL in saves - not what I'd like to call a bad season by any means. Give the guy a break.