Found July 14, 2012 on i70baseball:
Can we get an All Star Game do-over? Photo courtesy of Minda Haas The 2012 Midsummer Classic, hosted by the Royals in Kansas City, was by nearly every measure a smashing success. But there was only one problem. It came a year or two too early. Forget the fact that 2013 would have been the 40-year anniversary of the last All Star. No, as much as that would have made sense, the real problem is that the Royals young stars were just a little too young in 2012. Alex Gordon scuffled. Eric Hosmer flopped. Salvador Perez got hurt. Alcides Escobar and Mike Moustakas weren’t on the nation’s radar. Those guys could, and should, all be All Stars sooner than later. But it wasn’t in the cards in 2012. Based on entirely unscientific research, it’s my guess that Salvador Perez will be the first Royal selected by the fans to an All Star roster in years. His competition will be stiff. There are currently five excellent catchers in the AL under the age of 30 who will vie for the spot for years – Detro...
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