Thursday, April 19, 2007

Vote for your favorite All Star?

First off, a huge congratulations to Mark Buehrle of the White Sox on his amazing no hitter last night against the Texas Rangers. Great start of the year!

I noticed something on mlb.com last night that seems a bit ridiculous. We fans can now start voting for our favorite all stars for this year' MLB All Star Game.

13 games into the season? Major League Baseball is just asking for us to vote with our emotions, if they really expect votes this early in the season.

If we were to take a look at a few stats for some guys you expect to be going this year, their numbers TODAY are really not All Star worthy... look at someone like:

Manny Ramirez - .191 batting average, 0 home runs He has not proven anything this year that he is all star material.

Yet I bet there are votes already for him being tallied. Not because of his performance so far this year, but for his prior accomplishments.

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Tim Wakefield had another good outing last night. Its great to see him finally getting the offensive support. Home Run Derby style. Another HR from Dougy Mirabelli too. He's got twice as many homes runs than Manny Ramirez! Yikes! Too bad Dice-K wasn't as lucky on Tuesday. He had 1 bad inning, which could have been much, much worse. It's hard to watch a pitcher strike out 10 hitters, only give up 2 runs, and still lose. Welcome to America's Favorite Game, Dice-K.

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