Sunday, July 06, 2008

All Star Outrage

I'll just jump right into it.

It all figures that the teams with the highest fan base, boston and chicago cubs, had the most all stars in a system that selects its all stars by fan votes and you can vote however many times you want?? It doesn't seem right to me. I was irritated to see that Matt Holliday, hitting .340, and gets to ride the pine behind a completely overrated Fukudome whose hitting .287?? I enjoy that the fans get to play a part in the selection process, but when this happens, the system is obviously broken. The starting lineup for the AL represents only 3 teams other than Boston and New York. Strange how they are the teams in the AL with the largest fan base...hmm....

In every category that Boston has a player starting, theres at least one person more deserving.

Dude, Jeter, there are arguably 7 AL shortstops who are having better years than you are. Michael Young is by far the All Star in that category.

That said, here is MY All star team:

American League

1B Justin Morneau (Min)
2B Ian Kinsler (Tex)
3B Alex Rodriguez (NYY)
SS Micahel Young (Tex)
C Joe Mauer (Min)
OF Josh Hamiltion (Tex)
OF Jose Guillen (KC)
OF Ichiro Suzuki (Sea)

National League (not a whole lot different, just getting rid of those overrated and over-voted-for CUBS

1B Lance Berkman (Hou)
2B Chase Utley (Phi)
3B Chipper Jones (Atl)
SS Hanley Ramirez (Fla)
C Giovanni Soto (Chc)
OF Matt Holliday (Col)
OF Nate McClouth (Pit)
OF Carlos Lee (Hou)

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