is it just me or is everybody just gone stupid all of a sudden? i watched the Red Sox/cardinals game this afternoon and saw who is winning the all star position votes and all i could wonder is how many people voting actually watch the sport of baseball. obviously, not very many. i'll start with the al:
1B -- Kevin Youkilis -- he's a good player, but definitely not a starter for an all star team. i was thinking someone like Justin Morneau. heck, i hate the Yankees and i'd almost put giambi in there. not really.
2B -- Dustin Pedroia -- same as youkilis. good player. not an all star. there are other good players this year. i think someone like Ian Kinsler deserves a shot. heck, Jose Lopez from seattle is having an awesome year. oh wait. he isn't getting votes because he plays for a bad team. that seems to be the pattern here.
3B -- A-Rod -- i'll give this to him.
as for the nl:
i like the infielders. can't go wrong on those. too many Cubs though. soto definitely deserves to start. he's been a beast this year. soriano has been hurt all year. he had a 2-3 week stretch when he hit the ball. other than that, he was hitting .175 for a lot of the season. fukudome?? have we really become that dumb of a society? what has he done? there are many, many, many other people who deserve to start over fukudome. heck, fukudome isn't even on my all star roster. the pittsburgh Pirates outfield each deserve a shot. Ryan Ludwick from the Cardinals, Pat Burrell from the Phillies, and Matt Kemp from the Dodgers are other noteworthy candidates. fukudome??? i can't stop laughing at that one.