The Midsummer Yawner

The rosters were announced today for the MLB All-Star Game. I don’t know if I could be any less excited. No Griffey, no Soriano, no Hanigan. What’s to root for? A few of my AL votes got in: Ichiro, Hamilton, Mauer, and Longoria. Don’t yell at me for voting for Hamilton. I don’t care if he has been out injured. He’s one of my few favorites left in the bigs, he’s going to get my vote. Same with Griffey. He will always get my vote, as long as his name is on the ballot.

In the NL, I got nothing. Zero. Zilch. Of course, I voted for all Reds and Cubs, both of whom really stink this year. Yeah, I should have voted for Pujols, since he is the best player in the game today. There’s no discussion there. I’m not a fan of Big Al, but I can’t deny his amazing talent either. He is simply the best. But he’s no Votto. (Again, I don’t care if he has been out injured [or whatever]. He’s going to get my vote.)

What really hurts is the reserves. The Reds lone representative: reliever Francisco Cordero.

Francisco Cordero All-Star baseball card Reds

A reliever? Give me a break. The most ridiculous position in the sport, and that’s the only Cincinnati player TPTB deemed worthy of All-Star status. (No offense to Rob Dibble and Norm Charlton.)

I really wanted Ryan Hanigan to get the nod, even though I knew he wouldn’t. But a guy can dream, can’t he?

Oh well. I’m working the night of the game, so probably won’t get to see much of it anyway. And it really doesn’t matter much, since I wouldn’t recognize most of the players on the field.

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About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on July 5, 2009, in baseball and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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