Tuesday, July 06, 2004

AL All-Stars

I don't make an effort to watch the All-Star game nor do I generally care who makes the teams. But the player selections the last couple of years has seemed espoecially bad.

This year, Esteban Loaiza, was chosen as the Sox representative even though Mark Buerhle has a better ERA, winning percentage, strikeout ratio, and WHIP. It just doeasn't make sense.

And Frank Thomas is being robbed for the third year in recent memory. He was also deserving in 2000 and 2003. For better or worse Frank Thomas is the most recognizable face on the Sox, and if we have just one representative, it should be him. He has done enough in his career to justify it.

Both Frank and Konerko have been included in Final All-Star contest. But of course by including both players the Sox get screwed over again by having their votes split between the two.

Just another reason not to watch the game.