Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto was not named to the 2012 All-Star team. Neither was Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips. Legendary manager Tony La Russa, leader of the defending World Series champions, will return to the dugout to coach the N.L. All-Stars, and thus was tasked with making nine "manager's selections." Dusty Baker, manager of the Reds, put two and two together in his head and determined that La Russa purposefully left the two Reds off the team to spite his old rivals.