Found July 01, 2012 on
Stephen A Smith
New York Mets
San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants
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 me for some good, old fashioned, tearing of the proverbial new one.
First off, David Wright not starting the All-Star game is ridiculously stupid. But it isn't surprising. Look, in 1957 the Cincinnati Reds fans put seven starters in the all-star game:
Johnny Temple (2B), Roy McMillan (SS), Don Hoak (3B), Ed Bailey (C), Frank Robinson (LF), Gus Bell (CF), and Wally Post (RF). The only non-Red elected to start for the National League was St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman Stan Musial. While the Reds were a great offensive team, most baseball observers agreed that they did not deserve seven starte...
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
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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...
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...
One has to remember that the All-Star Game, no matter how hard MLB tries to tell us that it really means something, it is still just an exhibition game for the fans. The fans pick the starters, it is a game for them, and we should just let them enjoy it. But the GM of [...]
"I'm not going to waste my time arguing with a man who's lining up to be a hot lunch." -Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws
When Nathan Eovaldi intentionally walked David Wright, a righty, in the sixth inning to face lefty Ike Davis, he lined himself up to be a hot lunch. Oh he didn't know it. How could he have? Wright is leading the league in hitting and Davis just...
The Mets are fun to watch. They’ve had some bad games, but they’ve had some great ones. They are a young team. They have heart. Their manager is fiery and gets the best out of his players. Their veterans are All-Stars and leaders. Dickey shocks the world. Santana changes HI57ORY. Wright breaks Mets records. The team is 3.5 games out of first place and half a game out of the wild...
I’m starting to sound like a broken record on Sunday’s. ”The Mets go for/try to avoid the sweep…”. Luckily today it’s, “The Mets go for the 4 game sweep of the Dodgers tonight” on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. It’s almost like we don’t even have to bother watching (although why wouldn’t you?) when RA or Johan pitches. Just put another one in the win...