All-star fairness

It’s that time of the year: Youth baseball and softball all-stars. We came upon a recent discussion thread that was pretty interesting. The person who began the thread was asking about the politics of a coach picking his own daughter when she wasn’t very good, and while his daughter was only chosen as an alternate. Fortunately, the comments are for the most part, level-headed, but the entire conversation speaks to the fact that leagues should have clear-cut, publicized and impartial rules in place for choosing all-stars.