After receiving 3.9 million votes from the fans, Alex Rodriguez decided to spend All Star weekend being a part of the show rather than sitting in the stands, watching it.
His leg injury was not enough to deter him from participating. He's been playing full out and has been productive since his injury. These games always scare me because of the risk of such an important player getting hurt. But baseball needs it's best player there, representing it's top franchise to take away from the Barry Bondsapalooza that's going to take place in San Francisco.