I gotta admit I was pretty stunned when I heard David Wright isn’t going to be the starter at third base. I had been reading reports that he had been the vote leader and figured it was in the bag.
I snickered when I read the below which was published by ESPN this morning at 10am:
Said a reporter: “You were up by 450,000 votes over Pablo Sandoval with two days to go. You’re leading the league in batting average. …”
Countered Wright: “We were up seven games with 17 to play.”
I still don’t get what happened. Fans rallying to vote I can understand but did the Giants fans all stay up late to sneak attack the system?
Anyway it’s an All Star Game that most people now hate, and I particularly enjoy. I have every game since 94 on “tape” (VHS/DVD). I love it.
As for R.A. Dickey, someone needs to go to LaRussa’s house and make him read the book. You HAVE TO start this guy. It’s a great story and let it have the happy ending it deserves. Starting Strasburg or someone doesn’t matter. Then it’s just another guy starting an All Star Game. Let the aging knuckler from nowhere start. THAT”s a good story.
I hope Johan Santana makes it. You guys didn’t vote for Murphy proving you all suck and that Giants fans are more whimsical.
Finally, I notice one name from the Marlins didn’t make the list. Stupid Wilpons.
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