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Vote Manny in!

Posted on: May 29, 2009 4:26 pm
Edited on: May 29, 2009 4:31 pm
Fans just might vote the Dodgers' Manny Ramirez into the 2009 All-Star Game despite his steroid suspension, which would be the greatest thing to happen to the All-Star Game since Reggie Jackson homered off the light tower in Detroit.

Because if Manny gets in, the fans will have to get out. MLB commissioner Bud Selig would have no choice but to remove the vote from the fans' hands, if they are so irresponsible as to vote Ramirez into the game.

Seriously, how could fans be allowed to pick one of this country's marquee sporting events if they vote a drug cheat into the outfield?

Removing the fans would be terrific, because sheer voter volume dictates that the biggest teams will put the most players in the game. Maybe you think that's fine, that the All-Star Game is about the fans and for the fans and therefore should be picked by the fans. We'll have to agree to disagree on that one, because after years of watching Yankees and Red Sox dominate the starting lineups, I'm done with it.

So vote for ManRam, you knuckleheads. Because I'm done with you, too.
Category: MLB

Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: June 2, 2009 6:59 pm

Vote Manny in!

The fans want Manny. We pay the bills. We are the boss. Do you really think that Bud Selig would screw with us (the fans) on something like the all-star game? Bud Selig wouldn’t do anything about steroids back when McGuire and Sosa where going for the record. Why? $$$$$$. Do you know why he’ll never do anything on this subject? $$$$$ Bud Selig is the biggest do-nothing commissioner in all of sports. He is completely incompetent. But Bud understands one thing. $$$$$ The all-star game is just now recovering from the infamous tie game a few years back. That’s why we have the all-star game decide the home field advantage in the World Series. So the FANS will watch. Hey Manny screwed up and I’m not happy with him. The Dodgers are my team and Manny was my favorite player. I would much rather watch Manny in the all-star game then some “up and coming kid’ that you media clowns all love. If Manny plays in the all-star game the rating will be sky-high and everyone will be tuning in to see MANNY. Do you know what that means? $$$$$ This is our game not the sport writers, not the coaches and not the players. We pay the bills. If Major League Baseball doesn’t give us what we want we’ll stop! Then what?

Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2009 6:35 pm

Vote Manny in!

Manny is as popular now than ever, steroids or not...He is one of the single biggest draws in the sport, and is known nation wide by just MANNY!!  The fans ruin the All Star game by simply voting for all the superstar names, when guys who deservably should be on the team get left out. A Luke Scott, Miguel Cabrera, guys like that will be left off for Yankees, RedSox, and some guys who are hitting a robust .235, but have 15 homeruns and play for big market teams. If the fans vote didnt determine the rosters, the game might be more interesting and the managers would have more say in the players they choose. I dont like that guy who is subpar this season will be on the team just because of name recognition. I love Manny, and if the fans do vote Manny in, they should be gone.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2009 1:46 am

Vote Manny in!

To have a journalist call the fans knuckleheads You really call this guy a "journalist"? haha He is even stealing Michael Wilbon's (who by the way IS a REAL journalist) catch phrase of "knuckleheads".

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2009 1:44 am

Vote Manny in!

Then you don't know baseball because Manny is NOT on of the 5 best. The five best are Alber Pujhols, Ryan Howard, Ryan Braun, Carlos Beltran, and Joey VottoIm a Phillies fan and Manny is definitely a better hitter than Ryan Howard.  Stop with the Joey Votto nonsense.  Don't tell me what a guys BA is when he hasn't een played 40 games yet!!! We will see what Joey Votto is hitting in September.  I would gladly put Manny's resume against any of the guys you named with the exception of Albert Pujols.

Incidently enough none of these guys cheatedNo none of them have ever been caught.  I could have said the same thing about Manny last year and I would have been dead wrong. You have NO CLUE if any of these guys are cheating.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2009 1:36 am

Vote Manny in!

I seriously wonder if you even watch sports at all.  All you accomplish by voting in Manny is keeping a deserving player like Raul Ibanez off the All-Star roster, that's it!!!!!!!! They aren't going to take the vote away from the fans and anyone that thinks they will is out of their minds.  You are saying the Red Sox and Yankees dominate the starting line-ups, have you ever given thought to the fact that the Red Sox and Yankees are also perennial contenders and usually sign an inordinate amount of the blue chip free agents and therefore have the better players and THAT is why they have more players than say the Reds who don't sign anyone and usually stink? (Although they currently have great young pitching and are having a great season---By the way those pitchers are going to look great in a few years when they inevitably are donning their new uniforms on either the east or west coasts)

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2009 4:43 pm

Vote Manny in!

What's so %#*^ing wrong with the picture, anyway?

Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: May 30, 2009 1:35 pm

Vote Manny in!

It would be disgraceful if Manny Ramirez or Alex Rodriguez got in the game.  A-rod...mainly because he has missed most of the season, Manny, because he failed a test and is also missing the season. 

Joey Votto is a very good player who had a good first full season last year and a great start to this season, there is no reason he shouldn't get into the all-star game, other than the wealth of good hitters at his position.  Pujols of course deserves to get in, Adrian Gonzalez might deserve it even more, etc. 

Fans get the voting wrong all the time.  How can anyone justify Kosuke Fukudome STARTING last year?  And there's always a Yankee, Met, or Red Sox player that is starting but is not even second best at his position. 

One thing I've been struggling with the all-star game is the fact that every team is represented.  On one hand, as a Pirates fan, I really enjoy one my token Pirate gets to play.  On the other hand, some teams don't have any players worthy of being in the all-star game (was it last year or the year before that the Mark Redman represented the Royals?)  Although the  Pirates usually have a pretty good player represented (Nate McLouth, Freddy Sanchez, Jason Bay in years past) it's very possible that if every team didn't have to be represented, the Pirates usually wouldn't have a player worth sending, as would be the case with a couple other teams every year, as well.  That's a little tangent, just curious what everyone else thinks.  Please limit the Pirates bashing.

Anyway, if Pete Rose, one of the greatest hitters of all time, can't get in to the Hall of Fame, then Steroid Test Flunkees at least shouldn't be allowed in the All-Star game. 

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2009 2:40 am

Vote Manny in!

Come on Mr. Doyel-- all the Yankees "fans" and "Red Sox Nation" want to see all their overpaid, overplayed players in the game.  Only half the highlight shows each night are devoted to those teams, and that's not nearly enough.

Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posted on: May 29, 2009 11:57 pm

Vote Manny in!

By taking steroids, Manny can no longer be considered elite.  He cheated so IMO his stats go back to 0.  Howard is one of the most feared hitters in baseball.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: May 29, 2009 8:35 pm

Vote Manny in!

Joey Votto? Stop being a homer.  He has had a hot 6 week stretch to start the season.  Manny has been a great hitter for 15 years!  If you really think Ryan Howard is a better hitter than Manny then you obviously dont understand the complexities of hitting.  Howard hits a ton of HR's but strikes out a lot and has a career 240 batting average.

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