All-Star Selection Sunday is always an interesting day around big-league ballparks.
At around 3:30 p.m., the official All-Star rosters are released to the media with the stern directive that the information not be made public via radio, TV, print or the internet prior to 8 p.m.
The All-Star rosters are released early so reporters can get reaction from the All-Star players following their respective games in time to meet deadline for that day.
The info is protected so that it can be released officially during ESPN's selection show at 7 p.m.
No one was surprised that Bronson Arroyo was named to the NL squad. Brandon Phillips and David Ross were deserving omissions. Ken Griffey Jr. fell just shy in the fan vote.