I'm afraid I'd agree with Mikey there.
Best record, end of argument.
As for not pitching before the game on Sunday, yeesh, since when does part of the regular season get trumped by an all star game? It could be the one game that makes the difference between playoffs and vacation time. This isn't the NHL, not that many teams make the playoffs.
I understand the every team needs a rep mentality, but it is indeed crap. Why should some deserving guy be left off because there's three other all-stars on his team and not one on another? You can't artificially introduce parity. Sheesh, what's next, not cutting kids from teams?