Found July 03, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval won the starting third base in All-Star ballot victory over the Mets David Wright. In this latest gathering of the Knights of the MMO Roundtable, we ponder the age-old question about the Mid-Summer Classic. What are your thoughts on All Star fan voting especially when Home-Field Advantage is at stake? Jessep – I think people need to remember this game was supposed to be fun. Nobody was really begging for the MLB All Star Game to have added meaning, we just didn’t want it to end in a tie. Personally, it ticks me off that Wright lost the starting role. Last year Mets fans acted like it was our job to get Jose Reyes the starting job in come from behind fashion. Yet, now it was Wright’s turn and we fell asleep at the wheel and then complain about the process. The NY fan base got outdone by a smaller fan base. It’s nobody else’s fault that Wright isn’t a starter but ours. I don’t mind the system they use for picking all-stars at all. Dan – I could car...

2012 All Stars Announced: David Wright DIssed!

Today the 2012 All Stars were announced, and Mets 3rd baseman David Wright was absolutely screwed. Wright who is second in the NL in batting with a .354 average (as of this posting), second in doubles, third in hits, and seventh in fielding. Wright has had a story book first half, easily a first half MVP candidate, but to be snubbed by the fans as an All Star starter is obscene.  The Mets 3rd

Selig: Giants' All-Star vote domination is OK

Commissioner Bud Selig seems OK with San Francisco Giants fans stuffing the All-Star ballot. "I'm not unhappy about it," he said Monday. Selig cited the 40 million All-Star votes cast and the fact the Giants sell out every game, so naturally their players will get love on the ballot. But it was a little too much love. Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford finished...

A bunch of stuff about Wright not being named to NL All-Star Starting Lineup

I never blogged about how ridiculous it is that David Wright didn’t get the starting gig for the All-Star Game. Let’s just say I’m extremely mad. I agree with what everyone is saying…  The game is supposed to mean something. Home field advantage for the league that wins for the World Series—-that means something. The best players in the league should start, not the player...

Your 26th Man All-Star Selection

Pablo Sandoval is an All-Star Starter, and David Wright is not. Yes, yes you are. And you know what?  This is for those years where we had to see Placido Polanco.  This is for Shane Victorino winning that final vote. Every year, some one is going to be upset.  This year, it’s the entire National League other than San Francisco.  And let me tell you, as a Giants fan, it...

All-Star Game Shocker! Pablo Sandoval Beats Out David Wright At Third Base

In a shocking development, San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval has beaten out David Wright to start at third base for the National League at this year’s All-Star Game in Kansas City. Sandoval has hit .307 with a .366 on-base percentage, .482 slugging percentage, and .848 OPS with six home runs and 25 RBI in 166 at-bats over 44 games for the Giants this season. Wright is second...

Kung Fu Malakar

I shouldn't do this. Because in the grand scheme of things, it isn't the biggest deal in the baseball world. But I gotta talk about David Wright not starting the All-Star Game on the strength of the fan vote. So be forewarned: If you don't want to read what is sure to be a long and drawn out process, then don't hit that "read more" button. Otherwise, join...

Four Giants earn All-Star berths

The San Francisco Giants enjoyed a very good week, culminating in the selection of four players for the National League All-Star Game. San Francisco recorded four shutouts in a row, moved into first place in the NL West, and on Sunday, three Giants players were voted into the starting lineup for the NL, while Matt Cain, who threw the 22nd perfect game in big-league history on June...
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