Sun was the 3,000,000th online voter at MLB.com for the 76th All-Star Game, which will be played July 12 at Comerica Park in Detroit.
She grew up in Maryland, which makes her a Baltimore Orioles fan, and her American League picks certainly echo that allegiance. Her husband, Pete, meanwhile, is a rabid New York Mets fan, and we can see his influence in Karen's National League selections.
Both share a fervent dislike for the New York Yankees, so there's no Jeter, A-Rod or Sheffield to be seen on this ballot.
Here are Karen Sun's picks, with her reasoning behind each selection.
First base: Mike Sweeney, Kansas City Royals
"I randomly picked him because I recognized his name, but I know he's always been a good hitter and [Baltimore's] Jay Gibbons doesn't really deserve it this year."
Second base: Brian Roberts, Baltimore Orioles
"He's having a great year. He's been awesome. He's an Oriole and he was the Player of the Month in April."
Shortstop: Miguel Tejada, Orioles
"He's the best shortstop in baseball and he's such a great player for the Orioles. He's the main reason they're doing so well this year. He's not just a great player. He's a great personality and leader. And it's about time. He should have started last year."
Third base: Melvin Mora, Orioles
"He's from Baltimore and he's pretty good, too."
Catcher: Javy Lopez, Orioles
"He's usually really good. I guess he's injured right now, but, you know ... Baltimore."
Outfield: Vladimir Guerrero, Angels; Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners; Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox
"Guerrero's always been a great player. He's been hurt, but I'm sure he'll come back strong. I like Ichiro a lot. I'm Asian, so I like Asian players. And he's pretty consistent. Manny is just so fun to watch. I watch a lot of Red Sox games living near New York, so I see him a lot."
Designated hitter: Rafael Palmeiro, Orioles
"This one's based on lifetime achievement, I guess. He's been great for a long time. And he's an Oriole. That doesn't hurt."
First base: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
"He's awesome. He's one of the best players. He puts up huge numbers every year."
Second base: Jose Vidro, Washington Nationals
"He's hurt, but when he's healthy he deserves to be there. I guess I should put one member of the Nationals on there because they're sort of my home NL team."
Shortstop: Jose Reyes, New York Mets
"My husband had something to do with this pick, but Reyes is an exciting young player."
Third base: David Wright, Mets
"Ditto the last comment."
Catcher: Mike Piazza, Mets
"This was my husband's favorite player for a while and I don't want to get in trouble with him."
Outfield: Carlos Beltran, Mets; Bobby Abreu, Philadelphia Phillies; Miguel Cabrera, Florida Marlins
"Beltran's been hurt, but that shouldn't affect the voting. He's an All-Star and should be every year. Abreu was an All-Star last year and is having another really good year. Cabrera is very exciting to watch. He's young but he's incredibly talented. He'll be good for a long time."