Should fans vote for All-Stars?

It's your call

July 05, 1991

Each year the baseball All-Star starters chosen by the fans generate controversy because of the mix between performance (Cal Ripken) and popularity (Darryl Strawberry). Aside from Strawberry, who has only 183 at-bats due to injuries, Mark McGwire (.201 average) and Sandy Alomar (.205) also made the starting lineups.

Because of such questionable picks, we'd like to know if you think the process for choosing the starters should be re-examined.

1) Should the fans pick the starters?

2) Should the players, managers and coaches pick the starters?

3) Should the media pick the starters?

To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight Sunday. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey on topical issues.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

Look for the results in Monday's Evening Sun.

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