Sunday, July 6, 2008

all-star rosters

AMERICAN LEAGUE STARTERS

First base: Kevin Youkilis (Boston) Second base: Dustin Pedroia (Boston) Shortstop: Derek Jeter (New York) Third base: Alex Rodriguez (New York) Catcher: Joe Mauer (Minnesota) Outfield: Josh Hamilton (Texas) Outfield: Manny Ramirez (Boston) Outfield: Ichiro Suzuki (Seattle) DH: David Ortiz (Boston) *

Pitchers: Mariano Rivera (New York) Scott Kazmir (Tampa Bay) George Sherill (Baltimore) Roy Halladay (Toronto) Jonathan Papelbon (Boston) Justin Duchscherer (Oakland) Joe Nathan (Minnesota) Joakim Soria (Royals) Cliff Lee (Indians) Francisco Rodriguez (Los Angeles) Ervin Santana (Los Angeles) Joe Saunders (Los Angeles)

Reserves: J.D. Drew (Boston) Jason Varitek (Boston) Joe Crede (Chicago) Carlos Quentin (Chicago) Grady Sizemore (Cleveland) Carlos Guillen (Detroit) Justin Morneau (Minnesota) Milton Bradley (Texas) Ian Kinsler (Texas) Michael Young (Texas) Dioner Navarro (Tampa Bay)

NATIONAL LEAGUE STARTERS

First base: Lance Berkman (Houston) Second base: Chase Utley (Philadelphia) Shortstop: Hanley Ramirez (Florida) Third base: Chipper Jones (Atlanta) * Catcher: Geovany Soto (Chicago) Outfield: Ryan Braun (Milwaukee) Outfield: Alfonso Soriano (Chicago) * Outfield: Kosuke Fukudome (Chicago)

Pitchers: Aaron Cook (Colorado) Tim Lincecum (San Francisco) Dan Haren (Arizona) Ben Sheets (Milwaukee) Carlos Zambrano (Chicago) Brandon Webb (Arizona) Ryan Dempster (Chicago) Brian Wilson (San Francisco) Edinson Volquez (Cincinnati) Kerry Wood (Chicago) Brad Lidge (Philadelphia) Billy Wagner (New York)

Reserves: Brian McCann (Atlanta) Aramis Ramirez (Chicago) Matt Holiday (Colorado) Dan Uggla (Florida) Miguel Tejada (Houston) Russell Martin (Los Angeles) Nate McLouth (Pittsburgh) Albert Pujols (St. Louis) Ryan Ludwick (St. Louis) Adrian Gonzalez (San Diego) Cristian Guzman (Washington)

* Injured, may be replaced on team.

i stole that complete list from peter abraham. i love to copy and paste. oh, and here's the final vote list stolen from the same blog:

AMERICAN LEAGUE Jermaine Dye, White Sox Jason Giambi, Yankees Jose Guillen, Royals Evan Longoria, Rays Brian Roberts, Orioles

NATIONAL LEAGUE Pat Burrell, Phillies Corey Hart, Brewers Carlos Lee, Astros Aaron Rowand, Giants David Wright, Mets

i suggest you go vote for carlos lee and jason giambi here. don't vote for david wright, carlos lee is just as good!

some random thoughts on the asg (that stands for all-star game, like you didn't know) rosters:

-there are lots of cubs playing in the game.

-mike mussina got shafted a little but i guess i understand. terry francona did a great job of picking non red sox players.

-the players in the american league might be slightly idiotic since they voted jason varitek in...he's batting .218 or something right now. as much as i hate aj pierzynski, i'd rather see him in there because he's having a better season than varitek so far.

-even though i told you to vote for jason giambi, i kind of think evan longoria should be the final vote for the AL. i'm quite surprised he wasn't voted in to beging with.

-good to see chipper jones in there for the first time in like 7 years! i loves me some chipper.

in other baseball(ish) news, i'm really fucking tired of the viva viagra commercials that i see 10 million times during every baseball game i watch on tv. oh, you don't know what commercials i'm talking about?

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