By Matt Snyder
PHOENIX -- One of the most discussed issues for this All-Star Game is that Derek Jeter is not here. He chose not to attend, despite being voted in by the fans, as he looks to heal his calf. He was already off the disabled list and went 5-5 with a home run Saturday, prompting many to question why Jeter isn't here.
Not Ryan Braun.
He feels that Jeter has been an ambassador to baseball for years and that Jeter's first responsibility is to getting healthy and helping his team. Braun himself said he felt and obligation to the fans. He also discussed the goals for the Brewers in the second half, how the game has moved more toward speed than power and his feelings on treating the All-Star Game as a game that matters, given the home-field advantage in the World Series rule.
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