Fans always are looking for a way to spruce up the All-Star break, and this week Royals right-hander Ervin Santana presented a brilliant idea for getting pitchers involved in the festivities:
Next year at #MLB #allstargame we should do #NL pitchers vs. #AL pitchers in #dodgeball same night as #HRDerby #CelebratePitching
-- Ervin Santana (@ErvinSantana_54) July 25, 2013 I'm not sure why nobody has thought of this before now, but that's no matter. What does matter is forming teams so that we can get the ball rolling for next year.
According to the National Amateur Dodgeball Association , real dodgeball is played with six players per side. So without further ado, here are your proposed lineups for the first iteration of All-Star Baseball Dodgeball -- a starting six and one reserve per side:
1. Ervin Santana: It was his idea, and he's got a no-hitter to his name. That's enough for me.
2. Randy Johnson: No one said the rosters had to be made up of current players,...