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South Side Sox Reacts: The All-Star Game

Our attitude toward the Midsummer Classic is decidedly cool

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91st MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard Matt Dirksen/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Chicago White Sox fans, and fans across the country.

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According to the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, 71% of White Sox fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 65% last week and 67% the week before.

With another All-Star Game in the books, fewer than half of baseball fans said they cared 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 vs. taking that time to rest for the second half of the season.

For the All-Star Game itself, after the votes were counted and the rosters completed fans still weren’t convinced the right players were picked.

According to the survey, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was the biggest roster snub, earning 39% of the vote. Padres third baseman Manny Machado took the next highest percentage of votes, with 20%.

On the other end of the spectrum, another pitcher was picked as the All-Star player least deserving of the roster spot. Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman was picked by 44% of fans as being the biggest roster surprise.

Whether the right players were selected or not, a slight majority of fans correctly predicted that the American League would win the Midsummer Classic, as the AL took 52% of the vote.

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.