Fan attention throughout baseball should be turning to All-Star Week as the game and related events approach. However, fewer than half of fans in the latest SB Nation Reacts survey said they care about the All-Star Game.
On top of that, only a slight majority of fans even want their team’s star player to participate in All-Star events, instead of taking that time to rest for the second half of the season.
The rosters for both the NL and AL teams have been set. But even after the votes were counted and the rosters completed, fans still aren’t convinced the right players were selected.
According to the survey, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was the biggest roster snub, earning 39 percent of the vote. Padres third baseman Manny Machado took the next highest percentage of votes with 20 percent.
On the other end of the spectrum, Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman was picked by 44 percent of fans surveyed as the All-Star player least deserving of the roster spot..
Whether the right players were selected or not, a slight majority of fans believe the American League will win the Midsummer Classic. The AL took 52 percent of the vote.
Lastly, confidence in the Cubs is at its lowest level of the entire 2021 season. Per the latest Reacts survey, just five percent of Cubs fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down from 25 percent last week and 48 percent the week before.
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