Found July 02, 2012 on
This season's National League Final Vote has its usual field of five candidates, but let's be real here, it's essentially a two-horse race between 19-year-old phenom Bryce Harper and 40-year-old future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones. The truth, however, is that neither player deserves an All-Star nod. If we're voting based on entertainment value, yes, Harper deserves to book a flight to Kansas City. He'll bring his polarizing personality, his undeniable talent and a breath of fresh air to the event. If we're going down the tradition route and honoring a great third baseman with one last hurrah, sure, Jones...

Bryce Harper says he would vote for Chipper Jones over himself for All-Star Game

Bryce Harper is believed by many to be the favorite to win the annual MLB All-Star Game Final Vote out of the National League. His steepest competition will be Chipper Jones, who has said that this will be his last major league season meaning this would likely be his final All-Star appearance. Chipper has made seven All-Star teams in his 19-year career, and many believe number eight...

Jones tops off All-Star news with 5-hit game

And now, for an encore, Chipper Jones will extinguish the wildfires running rampant out West, wipe all memories of the Kardashians from our memories and implement a plan for world peace. Hey, why not? That's the kind of day it was for Jones. He found out about 5 p.m. Tuesday that he had been picked to play in his eighth All-Star Game, canceling the need to think about MLB&...

Nats not pushing vote for Harper

This town is getting a new education in "negative campaigning." Bryce Harper is one of five candidates for the final spot on the National League All-Star roster, and the team's unofficial slogan appears to be: "DO NOT -- UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES -- VOTE FOR OUR GUY." Harper said he wanted future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones -- not himself -- to win the Final...

Chipper Jones named an All-Star

The Braves legend has been named to the National League All-Star Team as an injury replacement for Matt Kemp in his 19th and final MLB season. 

Chipper Jones Caps Final All-Star Selection With Five-Hit Night for Braves

A 5-for-5 day is a relative rarity in baseball, as common for hitters as a complete game shutout is for most modern pitchers. It happens once in a while, but a player has to be pretty good to pull it off -- and great to pull it off on cue. Chipper Jones added another jewel to the crown of his major league career on Tuesday night, going 5-for-5 on the same day he was named as the...

Bryce Harper Says He Would Vote for Chipper Jones in All-Star Game Final Vote Contest

Bryce Harper, in all likelihood, will play in a whole bunch of All-Star Games. So there's not a huge rush to make his first Midsummer Classic appearance this season, especially considering who he'll have to beat out to earn the bid. Harper is one of five National League players on the Final Vote ballot for inclusion into next week's All-Star Game. Fans will have a chance...

Bryce Harper still could make it to first All-Star Game

Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, and Ian Desmond are All-Stars. Bryce Harper could be too. Go here to vote for Harper in the NL Final Vote early and often. And don't listen to Harper, who is apparently voting Chipper Jones: "I think a Hall of Famer should be able to go to the All-Star Game his last year. If I was going to make a vote, I'd go vote for...

Chipper added to NL All-Star roster

Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is replacing Dodgers third baseman Matt Kemp on the NL All-Star roster. Jones had been a candidate to be voted onto the team by fans in baseball's Final Vote campaign. Instead, the 40-year-old Jones is replacing Kemp, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury but plans to participate in the All-Star home run derby. The Braves announced...

Orioles and Nationals team up to have fans vote for Beltways Ballot of Hammel and Harper for ...

    Orioles and Nationals team up to have fans vote for Beltways Ballot of Hammel and Harper for the All-Star Game The Orioles and Washington Nationals have partnered in an effort to help send the “Beltways Ballot” of RHP JASON HAMMEL and OF BRYCE HARPER to Kansas City for this year’s All-Star Game. Hammel and Harper are candidates on Major League Baseball’s...

Bryce Harper fan remakes Justin Bieber song, "If I Was Bryce Harper's Girlfriend" (Video)

We've seen some pretty terrible song parodies here on Outside the Boxscore but this one deserves its own post to stand on its own. Check out this Nationals fanatic who decided to do an ode to Bryce Harper using Justin Bieber's new hit, "Boyfriend". It's called, "If I Was Bryce Harper's Girlfriend": (Courtesy of Nats Enquirer)

All-Star Game Littered With Nats, O’s And Possibly Bryce Harper

MLB All-Star rosters have been announced, and they include three Nationals (Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Ian Desmond) and three Orioles (Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Jim Johnson). Both teams also have a guy in the mix for the Final Vote (Bryce Harper for the Nats, Jason Hammel for the O’s). The NL’s Final Vote is particular interesting as Harper is up against Chipper...

Column: At last, Pirates eyeing special season

(Eds: Sports Columnist Jim Litke is on vacation. This is a replacement column. With AP Photos.) By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer With apologies to Bryce Harper and the first-place Washington Nationals - not to mention the individual brilliance of everyone from Josh Hamilton to Matt Cain - the Pittsburgh Pirates are the best story in baseball over the first half of the season....
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