Tuesday, July 12, 2011

All-Star Game Thread, 5p

NL STARTING LINEUP

  • Rickie Weeks (Brewers), 2B
  • Carlos Beltran (Mets), DH
  • Matt Kemp (Dodgers), CF
  • Prince Fielder (Brewers), 1B
  • Brian McCann (Braves), C
  • Lance Berkman, (Cardinals), RF
  • Matt Holliday (Cardinals), LF
  • Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies), SS
  • Scott Rolen (Reds), 3B
  • Roy Halladay (Phillies), SP

AL STARTING LINEUP

  • not Derek Jeter (Yankees), CF
  • not Derek Jeter (Yankees), SS
  • not Derek Jeter (Yankees), 1B
  • not Derek Jeter (Yankees), RF
  • not Derek Jeter (Yankees), LF
  • not Derek Jeter (Yankees), 3B
  • not Derek Jeter (Yankees), DH
  • not Derek Jeter (Yankees), 2B
  • not Derek Jeter (Yankees), C
  • not Derek Jeter (Yankees), SP

Kemp: Christian Petersen/Getty Images, Ethier: Paul Buck/EPA

84 comments:

Jason said...

Who is this Der3k Jeter person of whom you speak?

QuadSevens said...

I know some writers were giving Jeter some guff over not showing up to the All-Star Game but I don't mind it at all. Him being there would take the attention away from the rest of the All-Stars like Matt Kemp.


Plus I hate Jeter.

Jason said...

Also, I can't picture Jeter spending any time at Fraser Field in Lynn, MA.

Josh S. said...

Jeter or no Jeter, it is kinda BS that you can decline and still go down in history as an All-Star.

Mr. Customer said...

Far be it from me to question the selection process, but the dessicated husk of Jeter (he of the .683 OPS) has ALMOST as much reason to be there as, say, Maicer Izturis.

Mr. Customer said...

/stat licker

Marla World Peace said...

Jeter proved you wrong, Mr. C. His 5-for-5 performance was evidence that he is still a premier player; all the media outlets tell me so.

Josh S. said...

The saddest part of Jeter's 5 for 5 day is that his last hit broke a tie, depriving him of going at least 8 for 8.

Marla World Peace said...

Do I dare make a commenter All Star lineup?

Josh S. said...

Sure, if you want me to yell at you for benching me again.

Marla World Peace said...

You make a tempting offer...

Marla World Peace said...

Marla World Peace (2B)
Spank (DH)
World B. Dusty (CF)
Paul (1B)
Mr. Customer (C)
Jason (RF)
Josh S. (LF)
rbnlaw (SS)
Fernie V (3B)
Steve K (SP)

Marla World Peace said...

YOU ARE THE MATT HOLLIDAY OF THE LINEUP!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Josh S. said...

Aw, nuts.

Josh S. said...

I find it hard to believe that karina was not voted in as a starter.

Mr. Customer said...

She was, but she hit the 15-day DL with a case of employment.

Josh S. said...

Psh. I play through employment.

Steve Sax said...

i voted for karina

Marla World Peace said...

Cross-promotion for Moneyball!

Marla World Peace said...

Every damn year, I still can't believe Michael Young gets onto the All Star team. It boggles the mound.

Marla World Peace said...

Oh good, Buck and Suck are going to tell us important things about this game.

Marla World Peace said...

Buck and Suck are unaware of Toronto's existence.

Marla World Peace said...

BBison!

Orel said...

So far, Matt Kemp is the ASG MVP.

Spank said...

Nut Man!

Spank said...

That was All Star caliber fail.

Josh S. said...

Berking Lance Fuckman!

Marla World Peace said...

Cliff Lee's in now. Followed by Cole Hamels, then Roy Oswalt, and closed by Brad Lidge.

Josh S. said...

Yes, let's celebrate a pitcher hitting one out in a band box.

Marla World Peace said...

Two guys have to get on base this inning for Kemp to have another shot.

Marla World Peace said...

Seriously, Suck? Jeter's 3000th hit was a "local celebration?"

Marla World Peace said...

Balls.

Spank said...

Awesomeness! You caught a baseball!

Spank said...

That's smart!

Marla World Peace said...

I thought Kemp was going to nail someone.

Orel said...

Kemp 1.000 OBP!

Spank said...

Woot!

Orel said...

Boom! The NL is not losing!

Marla World Peace said...

That was pretty cool.

Spank said...

Sittdown you fuck

Josh S. said...

Suck it, Papi.

Josh S. said...

Late comment: He got all of that one.

Spank said...

EK with the Tom hanks hairdo

Marla World Peace said...

Clayton with the nice inning.

Josh S. said...

Can we trade for Votto?

Marla World Peace said...

Way to go, Starlin.

Spank said...

Dre's up

karina said...

epale everyone!

SO PROUD of our All-Star KKershaw!

Marla World Peace said...

ANDRE FOR MVP

Spank said...

Davey Lopes must be the 1B coach.

karina said...

@Marla can I enter the game later? :(

@Sax thank you! I voted for you too

ps leaving work "early" to watch the All-Star Game rocks :)

karina said...

at least the Dodgers are representing!

Marla World Peace said...

@Karina - Nobody's entering yet. Just saying that they're in.

karina said...

@Marla as you say!

karina said...

WHAT? no badges for the All-Star game?

#badgeholic

Marla World Peace said...

Is Blogger broken or is everyone just really quiet?

Josh S. said...

Been busy.

Spank said...

What Josh said.

Marla World Peace said...

Taco Bell is the douche of douches.

If I pulled that crap, I'd be called an asshole, and rightly so. Bell does it, and he's an interesting character.

Spank said...

Right when i come back to the game they bring in a fucking Padre.

Josh S. said...

I hope he blew his fucking hammy.

Steve Dittmore said...

If Hanrahan closes the ASG, it will represent another jab at the Dodgers unwillingness to exercise patience with young starts, and why management prefers Eugenio Velez, Casey Blake and Juan Rivera.

Josh S. said...

The game ends after this half-inning, right? No vomit-inducing over-bearded closers needed.

Steve Dittmore said...

*young stars, not starts

Josh S. said...

Oops. Didn't see Hanrahan warming.

Marla World Peace said...

That was less of a jab, and more of a mild tap.

Marla World Peace said...

Oyster Pube Beard is in now.

Marla World Peace said...

Lousy Krampus, saves meaningless game.

karina said...

at least Hanrahan is making me very happy on fantasy

*cries*

Spank said...

*squats and shits in Wilson's beard*

Spank said...

Epale Karina!

*blushes*

Spank said...

72!

karina said...

right now on ESPN:

the NL West standings

*CRIES*

Josh S. said...

Well, it was boring as shit, but at least our guys looked good.

Josh S. said...

In other news, it looks like Nic's Twitter got hacked.

Marla World Peace said...

According to Jon Heyman, K-Rod was traded to Milwaukee.

Marla World Peace said...

And it's for two PTBNL. Brewers must have taken on his whole contract.

Josh S. said...

Uh, don't they have a closer?

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

I hate when I have to work through a game. Looks like our guys did a nice job for themselves, thank God.

Marla World Peace said...

MLBTR has more info on that

http://bit.ly/pOKAeG

Marla World Peace said...

The Mets are 11 games back of first in their division, and they're selling at the All Star break.

TAKE THE HINT, NED.

World B. Dusty said...

I swear it looks like Timmeh actually washed his hair.

Fernie V said...

I don't like the way Dre Day talked about playing at home all the freakin time.

Fernie V said...

Marla am I playing 3rd for the beard or urine.