The Miami Marlins will not be represented at the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star game. Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was originally named as the team's lone representative, but he had to pull out because of injury concerns with his knee. MLB replaced him with Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, leaving the Marlins a little upset.
Marlins team president David Samson complained about the team's lack of representation to the Palm Beach Post.
"There were a lot of different ways that Tony or MLB could have gone. I think it's unfortunate. I think that every team shouod be presented on the line at the all star game. I just think that all teams are supposed to be represented and if our guy had to have surgery, he had to have surgery.
"Obviously it has been a disappointing first half. That said, there are plenty of other teams that have had disappointing first halves and have plenty of all stars."
How about it? Does Samson have a case here?
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