Thursday, May 29, 2008
All-Star voters like the Yankees and Red Sox, don't follow baseball
Here's what we've learned from the first balloting results for the 2008 MLB All-Star Game:
1. There are a lot of Yankee and Red Sox fans. (But you already knew that. We did, too. So we guess we didn't learn that. Sorry.)
2. Voters don't have any fucking idea of who deserves to be representing the American League.
3. Voters have a much better idea of who deserves to be representing the National League.
4. Raisins are just dried grapes.
5. Perennial sluggers are having lousy seasons.
6. There aren't that many players who are having non-lousy seasons.
7. If these votes stand, the National League might finally win this thing. (This time it counts!)
We've listed the people you've selected first and listed who should be selected below. There's more than a month left before ballots must be submitted, so these names will/should change.
C - Jason Varitek -- .268, 6 HR, 19 RBI
1B - Kevin Youkilis -- .306, 9 HR, 35 RBI
2B - Dustin Pedroia -- .289, 3 HR, 27 RBI
3B - Alex Rodriguez -- .286, 7 HR, 17 RBI (DL stint)
SS - Derek Jeter -- .286, 2 HR, 24 RBI
OF - Manny Ramirez -- .292, 9 HR, 34 RBI
OF - Ichiro Suzuki -- .292, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 22 SB
OF - Vladimir Guerrero -- .258, 7 HR, 28 RBI
DH - David Ortiz -- .253, 12 HR, 40 RBI
C - Joe Mauer -- .329, 0 HR, 20 RBI
1B - Youkilis
2B - Ian Kinsler -- .294, 7 HR, 32 RBI, 15 SB
SS - Michael Young -- .279, 5 HR, 24 RBI
3B - Miguel Cabrera - .275, 8 HR, 29 RBI
OF - Josh Hamilton - .329, 13 HR, 58 RBI
OF - Carlos Quentin - .297, 14 HR, 44 RBI
OF - Carl Crawford - .281, 4 HR, 29 RBI, 14 SB
DH - Ortiz
*All stats through Tuesday.
Funny, too, is that all those Red Sox fans didn't vote for their most legit candidate: outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. And Carlos Quentin isn't even on the ballot! Write him in!
All-Star ballots must be submitted by July 3. So go support Democracy. Like, now!