Selection Sunday: That's Our Funday

Jason Giambi: not an All-Star

With 25 newcomers to the All-Star game this season, it should be a fun show July 15th at Yankee Stadium. But maybe not as fun as this show, if you're down for tight-rolling your jeans, ratting your bangs, and pulling on some snug pleather pants. (awesome)

Yukon YoukilisOne thing hasn't changed though, and that is the popularity of the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels. Four Sox and two Yanks will highlight the starting American League roster: Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter for New York, and Kevin Youkilis, Manny Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz -- who apparently no one realized is broken and will not play -- will represent Beantown.

Jonathan Papelbon and Mariano Rivera were each selected to pitch for Sox manager Terry Francona with three Halos in Francisco Rodriguez, Joe Saunders and Ervin "Magic" Santana.

As for those who do not call the East Coast home: Twins catcher Joe Mauer, Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki and Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton (reformed outfielder and future Comeback Player of the Year) will also start for the AL.

Roto SotoOnto the National League, where there are some pretty slim pickins', unless you play for the Chicago Cubs, who nailed three starters, three pitchers and one bench-warmer: . Rookies Geovany Soto and Kosuke Fukudome will start along with Alfonso Soriano, while Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster and Kerry Wood get pitching honors for the Cubbies.

Chipper Jones was a no-brainer at third and the other hard-hitting NL switch-hitter Lance Berkman was a shoo-in at first. His Astros teammate Miguel Tejada was called on as a reserve. Florida Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who is batting .304 with 21 homers and 43 RBI this year, gets to start up the middle with Phillies sensation Chase Utley, who we recently put under our voodoo microscope.

Also, Cristian Guzman is totally an All-Star. Let that one sink in.

For a complete list of reserves (there are a few more Red Sox players smashed in there) check out MLB.com and make your final vote count. (Pat Burrell and Jermaine Dye)

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GM-Carson said...

Thanks for the link (WSBGM's), but we changed the "Vote For Burrell" post up a bit and added it to the bottom of today's post- http://pabaseball.blogspot.com/2008/07/hit-rat-but-beat-by-tat.html