Royals Trying To Make All-Star Game History

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Baseball fans aren’t happy about the possibility of seven Kansas City Royals starting in the upcoming All-Star game. The previous team record is six starters by the New York Yankees in 1939. Fan voting is what controls the selection of position players for the game.

The Royals have seen a resurgence in popularity after their recent playoff successes. Last season, they reached the World Series, but lost to the San Francisco Giants in seven games.

People have been highly critical of the impact that the MLB All-Star game has on the current playoff format. The game currently determines home-field advantage for the World Series.

Some players, including former Cy Young Award winner David Price, have spoken out against the current All-Star Game structure.

However, Royals manager Ned Yost doesn’t seem to care what people think about the voting system. Yost spoke with USA Today and said, “Vote! The votes are the votes. If you don’t like it, go out there and vote. Our fans have gotten out and voted.”

The MLB All-Star game is scheduled to take place July 14th in Cincinnati.