Jimmy Rollins has been named to the All-Star game as an injury replacement. Never mind that Morgan Ensberg, the best NL player not on the squad, is being avoided like Robert Novak at a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (God bless Judith Miller by the way).
Rollins isn't even the most worthy player on his own team. He's not the best candidate from his own doubleplay combination. Second baseman Chase Utley has a clearcut edge over Rollins. Then there's Pat Burrell and Brett Myers, who are also far more worthy.
This is just the kind of egotrip that the ever-overreaching Rollins just doesn't need, not to mention that he may not be completely healthy for the game. But Tony LaRussa's ego has to slaked with the idiosyncratic pick. At least Rollins is better than the starting shortstop, David Eckstein, and who does he play for again?