MLB announces 2013 All-Star ballots

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Being as it is April, you're now free to cast lasting judgments upon the season in our midst. That's because MLB has released the American League and National League All-Star ballots. Go here to vote enough times to trigger a federal inquiry.

Because we exist for the people, we'll present the ballots in question. First, in robust Communist red, is the AL rundown ...

And now for the NL, which is presented to you in the pleasing hues of an enchanted forest ...

As CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler observed, you're free to cast any number of votes for Derek Jeter, who is an injured Yankee with Hall of Fame numbers yet to play this season, but you're absolutely not free to cast even one ballot for Alex Rodriguez, who is an injured Yankee with Hall of Fame numbers yet to play this season.

More from Mr. Knobler: Two guys presently toiling in the minors -- Brett Wallace of the Astros and Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets -- are on the ballot, and Scott Sizemore, who's out for the season with a knee injury, is also on there. Additionally, no fewer than 14 guys presently on the DL are counted among the eligibles. Also on the ballot: deceased Hollywood legend Buddy Ebsen (not really).

Online balloting runs through the Fourth of July, teams will be announced July 7, and the game itself will go down at Citi Field in Queens on Tuesday, July 16. 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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