Joe Posnanski of the Kansas City Star sort of sticks up for the selection of Mark Redman for the All-Star Team. In the sense, that Posnanski says it's not Redman's fault he got picked, but Ozzie Guillen's.
Posnanski argues that David De Jesus, Mark Grudzielanek, or Reggie Sanders would have been a better choice.
Grudzielanek's selection was hurt by the policy that after the starter, the next player taken should be the winner of the player vote (if that player didn't make it to begin with). And the players thought that Robinson Cano of the Yankees was better. And when Cano got injured, they went down the list to the next guy: Jose Lopez of Seattle.
As for another Polish-American player, I like the White Sox campaign for A.J. Pierzynski to gain the lost spot. Its theme is Punch A.J.! Remember that last year, the White Sox were able to mount a campaign to get Scott Podsednik on the All-Star team. Oh, and Ozzie Guillen thinks Joe Crede should be on the All-Star team. And he's thinking hard about Chris Widger and Pablo Ozuna too. Maybe even Brian Anderson.