The Yankees had three SPs on the All Star team last year. It can be done. The Phillies don’t really deserve any position players on the roster, though Polanco looks like he will make it at 3B. Interesting to see if Madson makes it as well.
Andrew McCutchen has a teeny chance of pulling it off this year. First he’d have to get left off the All-Star roster, which shouldn’t happen, but Joel Hanrahan is on pace to get picked and Bochy might decide that the Pirates don’t get more than one All-Star.
Then the Pirates would have to make the playoffs. (Look, I said it was a teeny chance. They’re three games out now.) If that happened it might be a huge enough deal that the writers would have to look at who their best players actually were, and maybe McCutchen would have a shot. Though probably it goes to Ryan Howard, as a guy with a bunch of RBIs on a playoff team.
I kind of feel like Al Franken gaming out the scenarios for an Arlen Convention.
He “is”, excluding the players who were MVPs before the All-Star Game began. However, he was selected to coach on Bruce Bochy’s staff this year, so he’s technically on the roster.
Comment by Evan Bruschini — June 24, 2011 @ 11:28 am
I see a little bit of Tom Hanks in Jose Bautista. Spends the first half of his career as a joke and then suddenly one day he suddenly turns into THE WORLD’S GREATEST ACTOR. Tom Hanks? Back-to-back Oscars? Really? Doesn’t that sound like Bautista?
Yeah, but the Oscar for Forrest Gump was as well deserved as Derek Jeter’s Gold Glove. God that movie sucked.
Charlize Theron is kind of Brady Anderson, isn’t she? Nothing special for a while, then Monster is the best performance ever, and she gets a nomination for North Country, but before long it’s back to Aeon Flux.
I’d like to say something about “to each his own,” but I can’t. Forrest Gump was terrible. If I hadn’t been going with a friend who was on leave from the Army, I would’ve walked out before Tom Hanks even showed up, and it didn’t improve.
Yes, but you probably also thought Showgirls was great
Comment by Thenickbusch — June 24, 2011 @ 10:04 pm
Put me down on the list for liking Showgirls, which is crazy, unpredictable, and one of Verhoeven’s best movies and not Forrest Gump, which is nostalgia packaged up in Hollywood sentimentality, made to order for the awards crowd.
Is Clint Eastwood really the greatest ever? That’s a bad comp for me because a) Eastwood was an actor longer than Ruth was a pitcher, and was a more established one, and b) Ruth was a better hitter than Eastwood is a director.
griffey jr is more like morgan freeman (beloved no matter what he does).
pete rose could be john huston (played numerous positions for a few teams while huston acted and directed and wrote and drank for many years). plus they both have a gap in their teeth and are know for grittiness (charlie hustle:treasure of the sierra madre)