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John Lackey Snubbed, Should Be on AL All-Star Team

After his sixth straight start with at least seven innings and two runs or less, John Lackey has shown how well he can be when healthy in 2013. He did miss some time with a bicep injury, but has been a go-to starter in this rotation when the Boston Red Sox have needed him. So, […]

National League Dominates in 2012 All-Star Game

When the lineups for the 2012 All-Star Game from Kansas City were posted, most saw the American League as heavy favorites, especially given Justin Verlander would be pitching the first two innings. It was surprising to say the least that Verlander barely made it through the first, surrendering five runs out of the gate as […]

Let’s put the Star back into the MLB All-Star Game

The MLB All-Star Game is around corner, yet the event, once heralded by speculation and excitement, has been replaced by one which draws little more than indifference from casual fans. From the selection process all the way to the actual game, the flaws surrounding this event make it a no-competition when it comes to the […]

Is Dwight Evans A Hall Of Famer? Yes.

One of the greatest moments in baseball history may have never happened if it wasn’t for Dwight Evans. It was the 11th inning of the six game of what would later be named one of the best World Series of all-time. With Ken Griffey¬†on first and the season on the line, Cincinnati’s Joe Morgan hits […]

Gonzalez, Ortiz, Ellsbury, Beckett Make AL All-Star Team

The second-place Red Sox will send at least four players to this summer’s MLB All-Star Game. Adrian Gonzalez (first base) and David Ortiz (designated hitter) were voted into the starting lineup by the fans, while Jacoby Ellsbury and Josh Beckett made Ron Washington’s squad as reserves. All-Stars Adrian Gonzalez Gonzalez is perhaps the most obvious […]

The Streak is Over: Brian McCann leads NL to First All-Star Game Victory Since 1996

The 81st Midsummer Classic took place Tuesday evening at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. At stake was home field advantage for the World Series. Coming into this All-Star Game, the American League was unbeaten in 13 match-ups (including a tie in 2002), but the National League had the overall better record at 40-38 (2 ties).¬† Starting […]

Dustin Pedroia Will Miss All-Star Game

According to the Boston Herald, Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia is going to miss the MLB All-Star Game this Tuesday due to family issues. Pedroia’s wife, who is seven months pregnant, has reportedly been having complications and Pedroia has decided to be at her side. “I am disappointed that I will not be able to […]

All-stars, smilin’ at me/Nothin’ but All-Stars, do I see…

(SoB readers: For extra credit read this post out loud in a Louis Armstrong voice! See how far you can get before you cough yourself stupid!) The 2009 All-Star selections are out, and there are, as usual, few surprises. Fun Fact: The Red Sox have the most All-Stars of any major-league team this year, with […]

My 2009 MLB All-Star Ballot

It’s the time of year again when somehow ESPN believes John Kruk, Steve Phillips, and many other wannabe experts can tell you who should be on the MLB All-Star team. The other night I was trying to catch highlights of an Albert Pujols home run and Baseball Tonight was trying to push the meme of […]

Torre: Manny Should Skip All-Star Game

Dodgers manager Joe Torre told reporters Friday that slugger Manny Ramirez should skip the All-Star Game if voted in. Manny was suspended for 50 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He claimed he was perscribed tainted medication, when it fact we learned later he took a drug to mask his heavy steroids abuse. […]

Experiencing the MLB All Star FanFest

This year, with the MLB All Star game being at Yankee Stadium, the MLB All Star FanFest was also brought to New York City. Thanks to my mother’s friend, I procured two free tickets to a night session for people who received tickets exclusively from Bank of America. It was held at the Jakob Javits […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 16 (7-14 – 7-20)

With the All-Star week taking place, the number of games played was limited. The fantasy week started last Thursday which could have been an advantage or a handicap. In Yahoo! leagues, the minimum innings pitched requirement was waived which made for some interesting head-to-head outcomes. Those seeking to find out who prospered in the limited […]

Not Another Pink Hat 7-16

Yesterday, the New York Daily News printed an article with the back page headline “Papelbum” because Red Sox closer, Papelbon, said that he should close the All-Star game instead of Yankees player, Mariano Rivera. The tabloid quoted him saying, “If I was managing the team, I would close. I’m not managing the team, so it […]

J.D. Drew Wins All-Star Game MVP

Coming in the 6th inning, J.D. Drew proved most valuable to his team working the bases and playing well in RF as well. Drew became the fourth Red Sox player to ever win the All-Star Game MVP award, joining Pedro Martinez (1999), Roger Clemens (1986), and Carl Yastrzemski (1970). It was also nice that he […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 15 (7-7 – 7-13)

[View League Standings and Recent Transactions] The All-Star break is finally here. Monday night’s home run derby was highlighted by the feel good story of the year in Texas OF Josh Hamilton. Hamilton’s 28 long balls in one round is a brand new record. I just hope that he has not zapped his power supply […]