There was the expert, trying to figure out whom to vote for on his All-Star ballot. The National League was easy: The only difficult choice was the third outfielder—Jack Clark, Claudell Washington or Tim Raines? The American League was the problem. Second base: Lou Whitaker, Damaso Garcia or Jim Gantner? Shortstop: Alan Trammell, Cat Ripken or Robin Yount? The No. 3 outfielder: Tony Armas, Chet Lemon or Lloyd Moseby? What was an expert to do? And then there was first base. Eddie Murray was the man, but how could he ignore Willie Upshaw, Kent Hrbek, Don Mattingly, Alvin Davis and Pete O'Brien. Some position, huh?
Then the expert realized why he was having so many problems. The AL, which used to be inferior, is now the superior league. The joint is lousy with young stars. The expert smiled. He always was an American League fan.