Friday, June 02, 2006

East Coast bias indeed

It's early in the balloting, I admit, but it is a distinct possibility that this year's American League all-star team starters will be comprised entirely of Yankees and Red Sox.

Here's how the roster for position players is shaping up:

1B David Ortiz (Bos)
2B Robinson Cano (NYY)
SS Derek Jeter (NYY) -- leads all vote getters
3B Alex Rodriguez (NYY)
C Jason Varitek (Bos)
OF Manny Ramirez (Bos)
OF Johnny Damon (NYY)
OF Vladimir Guerrero (LAA)

And once Sox centerfielder Coco Crisp gets going after 40+ games on the disabled list, The Nation might push him past Vlad. That's just sick.

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Anonymous Sebastian Dangerfield said...

I've always thought that few things speak more eloquently to why we have a Republic and not a Democracy that the MLB all-star game. No problem with casting your lot with the whimsy of Mob Rule? Look at the numbers for some of the guys who don't play on trendy teams like the Red Sox and Yankees...this list comprises MLB's most popular, not its best.

June 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I communist, I would prefer that the All-Star game be limited to players of roughly equal, marginal ability.

June 02, 2006  

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