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savafan
07-07-2006, 05:22 AM
Won the AL's final vote balloting. Time to take this honor away from the fans.

KronoRed
07-07-2006, 05:39 AM
And the coaches.

An independent committee sounds good

dabvu2498
07-07-2006, 09:02 AM
Hafner and Liriano not making it is a farce.

RedFanAlways1966
07-07-2006, 09:03 AM
And the coaches.

An independent committee sounds good

Absolutely! :thumbup:

Heath
07-07-2006, 09:54 AM
Who is the NL winner?

kaldaniels
07-07-2006, 09:55 AM
No-mah won the NL.

M2
07-07-2006, 02:31 PM
Time to take this honor away from the fans.

Why? He's the 30th man on the All-Star team. Does it really matter who gets that nod?

Pierzynski's having a pretty good season and thanks to his sterling postseason in 2005 he's got some star credentials.

For anyone who got snubbed, if you have a good multi-year run you should make an ASG or two. If a guy is a flash-in-the-pan who got left behind this season then it's hard for me to shed any tears over that.

Demanding one player from each team is the rule I'd like to see dropped from the whole affair.

RichRed
07-07-2006, 02:35 PM
Demanding one player from each team is the rule I'd like to see dropped from the whole affair.

Me too, especially if you're going to say the all-star game "counts" now.

Danny Serafini
07-07-2006, 02:46 PM
I actually like the one player from every team rule, even though you do get the occasional Mark Redman. The only interest I have in the All Star Game this year is to see what Bronson Arroyo does. If there were no Reds in the game I wouldn't watch.

savafan
07-07-2006, 02:54 PM
Why? He's the 30th man on the All-Star team. Does it really matter who gets that nod?



It should.

KronoRed
07-07-2006, 04:26 PM
If they are going to foolishly latch the world series onto the allstar game then it matters who goes.

REDREAD
07-10-2006, 05:06 PM
I actually like the one player from every team rule, even though you do get the occasional Mark Redman. The only interest I have in the All Star Game this year is to see what Bronson Arroyo does. If there were no Reds in the game I wouldn't watch.

I agree. Baseball isn't stupid. Putting Redman in there probably picks up quite a few KC fans. That's the whole reason the fans vote as well. The AS game's primary goal is to get good ratings and make money. It's not really a battle of the "best of the best".

Plus, I'm afraid if you dropped the one member from every team rule, the teams would get stocked even heavier with Red Sox, Yankees, etc that already have plenty of representatives. I doubt it would help a guy like Phillips (or another guy that had a hot start, but no history).

pedro
07-10-2006, 05:19 PM
He's hitting .320

I don't see what's so egregious about his inclusion.

captainmorgan07
07-10-2006, 05:30 PM
liriano going now can't remember who he's replacing

dabvu2498
07-10-2006, 05:32 PM
He's hitting .320

I don't see what's so egregious about his inclusion.
His inclusion isn't as egregious as the exclusion of Pronk Hafner.

pedro
07-10-2006, 05:35 PM
His inclusion isn't as egregious as the exclusion of Pronk Hafner.

that is egegious and I blame Ozzie for that one.

redsfan30
07-10-2006, 05:41 PM
liriano going now can't remember who he's replacing
Jose Contreras.

Roy Tucker
07-10-2006, 05:57 PM
Egregious derives from Latin egregius, separated or chosen from the herd, from e-, ex-, out of, from + grex, greg-, herd, flock. Egregious was formerly used with words importing a good quality (that which was distinguished "from the herd" because of excellence), but now it is joined with words having a bad sense. It is related to congregate (to "flock together," from con-, together, with + gregare, to assemble, from grex); segregate (from segregare, to separate from the herd, from se-, apart + gregare); and gregarious (from gregarius, belonging to a flock).