Monday, June 26, 2006

Wow, Did We, And The Country, Vote Well For The All Star Players!!

This, from the Lawrence, Kansas sports pages. The who? What paper? I don't know much about them, but a great article, a little bit of it right here........."At last check, the AL balloting was so rife with Yankees and Red Sox that players from those teams had the top two spots at first base (David Ortiz, Jason Giambi), second base (Robinson Cano, Mark Loretta) and third base (Alex Rodriguez, Mike Lowell). The Red Sox and Yankees were well-represented at catcher, where Jason Varitek (Red Sox) and Jorge Posada (Yankees) were first and third, respectively, and at shortstop, where Derek Jeter (Yankees) led over Miguel Tejada (Baltimore).
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero sits in the dugout in this file photo from Friday in Phoenix. Guerrero is the only All-Star Game vote-getter not from the Yankees or Red Sox to lead voting at his position.
The only AL position not led by a Red Sox or Yankees player was outfield, where Vladimir Guerrero (Angels) held a 40,650-vote lead over Manny Ramirez of, you guessed it, the Red Sox. Johnny Damon was fourth among AL outfielders. He plays for the Yankees but became a household name with the Red Sox. This stuff never ends."

***Peter here, and a great job by the Red Sox Nation voters, and also, I have to admit, the New York voters, AND the rest of the baseball-loving public. And the Mets are very well represented for the Senior circut. With Guillen as manager, this one should be fun, especially if we're enjoying the All Star Break from atop the AL East, by maybe 5 games or so. Pitching, hitting, and the very best defense. Nice, huh??


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