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Look at the rosters for Major League Baseball's 2010 All-Star Game and you'll see a pretty glaring trend.

When all the shuffling due to player unavailability was done, the National League had 38 members and the American League had 39 for a grand total of 77 honorees.

Of those athletes, 26 came to the diamond from outside the United States of America:

Canada (2)—Justin Morneau, Joey Votto

Dominican Republic (13)—Jose Bautista, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano, Fausto Carmona, Neftali Feliz, Rafael Furcal, Vladimir Guerrero, Ubaldo Jimenez, David Ortiz, Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Jose Valverde

Japan (1)—Ichiro Suzuki

Mexico (2)—Yovani Gallardo, Joakim Soria

Panama (1)—Mariano Rivera

Puerto Rico (1)—Yadier Molina

Taiwan (1)—Hong-Chih Kuo

Venezuela (5)—Elvis Andrus, Miguel Cabrera, Omar Infante, Victor Martinez, Martin Prado

 

That's over a third of the combined roster devoted to those with intimate tie...

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