2012 All-Star Game!

4 Yankees were invited to the All-Star game, Cano, Jeter, Granderson, and Sabathia. With Sabathia on the DL, only three will play, all as starters. Enjoy The game.

National League

DH Carlos Gonzalez
CF Melky Cabrera
LF Ryan Braun
1B Joey Votto
RF Carlos Beltran
C Buster Posey
3B Pablo Sandoval
2B Dan Uggla
SS Rafael Furcal

RHP Matt Cain

American League

SS Derek Jeter
2B Robinson Cano
LF Josh Hamilton
RF Jose Bautista
1B Prince Fielder
3B Adrian Beltre
DH David Ortiz
C Mike Napoli
CF Curtis Granderson

RHP Justin Verlander

You can catch the game on FOX. Go American League!

Mike is the co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money. Outside of blogging baseball, Mike is also a musician, a runner, and a beer lover.

59 thoughts on “2012 All-Star Game!

  1. smurfy

    he’s running lean this year. Bet against the Tigers.

    • smurfy

      but gimme, longterm.

  2. Phil C

    I can’t believe that McCarver gets inducted into the HOF for announcing. A national poll would be interesting. Since there are so few national announcers Buck might win. Not enough people here Costas anymore.

    • smurfy

      hear, here. I have been so touched by his humanity (humility, but very understanding) that he has shown in the superstar interviews for the past, the top 20 games. Didn’t see many, but I loved what I saw.

      But what about Ken Burns? Is he a Yankee hater?

      • Phil C

        No idea about Burns. Never saw his specials.

  3. smurfy

    Holy Smackerel dere, Andy! I especially recommend copies from the Library from 1865- 1920. Americana painted by a slightly impressioned realist. Can’t even think of his politics for the reality in his liberal thought. I recommend a cool winter evening, and a good red wine, a fire, if you got one.

  4. smurfy

    Hope Robbie remembers that one, a perfect RISP hit. He knows he can do it, on the first or second pitch he sees, not worth the wait for that sweet conjuncture between chance and opportunity.

    • Phil C

      Improving their hitting w/RISP to league average would be better than making a big acquisition.

      • smurfy

        Robbie is that versatile, that he could batter choose his opportunities. Be a Mark Grace, with more power. Love those timely doubles.

  5. Phil C

    Did you see the reports that Joba hit 97 mph in his rehab game? Nice catch by Braun.

    • smurfy

      nope. I’ve loved his attitude in his recent appearances.

      • Phil C

        I wonder if that gun was right. I don’t think Joba has hit 97 the past couple of years.

        • smurfy

          hopefully, they installed an extra strength rubber band. Maybe that’s why he seems so happy.

          • Phil C

            I’d have to pinch myself if the Yanks got both Joba & Mo back this year.

          • smurfy

            I’ve never dared to think of the possibility that Mo would be back in there. Whoo.

  6. Phil C

    Damn, looks like the AL lost this game in the 1st inning.

    • The 2011 MVP/Cy Young/Noble Peace Prize winner Justin Verlander blew it.

  7. Phil C

    It didn’t cause and runs and it wont affect the outcome, but Bautista let two balls bounce off the wall and get past him.

  8. Phil C

    Well, the Yanks are 1 for 2.

  9. Phil C

    Now that was a nice catch by Bautista.

  10. smurfy

    Yeah, I had a feeling about Verlander. He hasn’t been too dominant this year. Shoulda learned to bet.

    • Phil C

      He stepped out of his normal pattern and overthrew it.

  11. Phil C

    If the best and the fan favorites play the ASG, they should chose the announcers the same way.

    • smurfy

      wonder what the national polls say. Buck has a made for celebrity persona, knows a lot of baseball, very professional in dulcet tones. McCarver is the ultra-credentialed color man, I’m thinking they see little amiss. McCarver crashes into walls with his opinions, surely, but they probably figure this is the best of the best.

      Wonder if Buck would be fun if he were a homer.

  12. smurfy

    background, clear whhistle, unless it was my subconscious.

    • Phil C

      Probably lost that ball in the glare from his shoes.

      • smurfy

        There’s always that temptation, but you know he can’t help it, that it – usually – comes so easy.

  13. Phil C

    Not quite like Ripkin’s last ASG, but still a hit. I lived in ATL from 1983 to 2003 and watched a lot of TBS, I do love me some Chipper.

    • smurfy

      I’ll have to take your word on it, though I do remember his name from the box scores, back when I scanned the progress that way.

  14. Phil C

    Yanks down to 1 for 4.

    • smurfy

      ah, there. Grandy caught a lazy long one, done his job.

      (Errors: the blight of the game.) Robbie prudently held the ball, rather than risk an error, a wide throw, even if this is a show. It’s a baseball game.

      How many wide throws has robbie made this year?

  15. smurfy

    At least, Melky done did it.

  16. Phil C

    WOW! This is getting out of hand. SF is killing the AL.

  17. smurfy

    Now, there’s an image of America. If I were a soldier, I’d wanna die for her.

    • Phil C

      I was out of the room. No visual, only voice.

    • smurfy

      The beginning seemed fancy, but I wanted to come home, sweet home.

      • Phil C

        I’ve never saw an American Idol show but the talent that year must have really sucked.

        • Phil C

          Oh wait, the America Idol winner was the guy who performed pre-game.

  18. Phil C

    Those innings by Verlander & Harrison will surely ruin their career stats in ASGs.

  19. Phil C

    No offense KC, but no great ceremony like the Yankess & Red Sox had to start the game and your musical selections prior to the game and for God Bless America put me to sleep. I very disappointed with the presentation for this game.

    • smurfy

      Myself, I didn’t care for the fiddle accompanied singer. Fiddle’d been fine, but I couldn’t hear the dang singer, whatever he said.

  20. Phil C

    So far, Yanks have the only AL hits. Now 2 for 5.

    • smurfy

      Jete sure knows how to lead off. Kinda mystical, isn’t it?

  21. this game is ugly. If this keeps up would love to see the ratings when they come out tomorrow.

    • Phil C

      I’m trying to decide once the Yanks are done if it’s worth staying to see Trout & Harper.

  22. smurfy

    Harper’s got a great eye, I see. That sure looked a strike to me.

    But the ones before, they were doubtful to poor

    For a hitter with ambition.

  23. Phil C

    I’m sorry Bryce & Melky, but I just don’t get the shoes.

  24. smurfy

    If you’re watching Fox, Phil, did you notice the clear (tho sotto) bomb-swirl noise during the replay of Harper’s lost ball? some subtle joker, tho I do wonder where it went.

    • Phil C

      Saw the replay, missed that.

  25. Phil C

    I love the fan reaction for Chipper.

    How much time will pass before Chipper tells about the screaming grounder he hit in his last ASG!

    • smurfy

      depends on his ability to color the scene. Grandkids are gullible.

  26. smurfy

    Wow, no, Tim. That was amazing to see Trout’s pitch in slo-mo, and know that his chop swing met it perfectly. The kid must be psychic to anticipate the last four inch drop.

    • Phil C

      How the hell did he go 25th in the draft? Why can’t the Yanks get a draft pick like that.

  27. Phil C

    I loved hearing Jeter talk about how the bench has played as opposed to Ortiz whining about the injuries.

  28. Phil C

    Anyway. I’m bored with the game. Going to change the channel. But I will be back for Friday’s game against the LAAofA. Or whoeber they are this year. Good night smurfy.

  29. smurfy

    There, I think I learned something form Buck, on his close play in slo-mo. That there is a definition to be made, even with the aide of slo mo. Is the out made at touch? Of the first baseman’s glove, or when he firmly has the ball?

    • smurfy

      ah, don’t tell me. Think they did decide that it is first touch, glove or bag.

  30. smurfy

    Guess George Brett said too much. He could never come out a loser.

  31. YankeePankee

    Hi folks:

    I can’t stand Mike Lupica.
    He’s best buddies with Fred and Jeff Wilpon and a Boston College grad, main reasons he’s been trashing the Yankees for the last 20 years.
    But we have a chance to get back at him with immediate gratification.
    He has a radio show on ESPN (1050 am and 98.7 FM) every weekday from noon to 1 p.m. EST. You can also listen online at http://espn.go.com/espnradio/newyork/play.
    And of course, he continues to bash the Yankees – always mentioning payroll, killing A-Rod, saying the Mets are the best New York team etc..blah. blah.
    Let’s all call him at 1-800-919-ESPN (3776) as much as possible and get on his Yankee-hating!
    He’s been flustered by some angry Yank fan calls. We can get him good! Let’s do it!

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