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!

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59 thoughts on “2012 All-Star Game!

  1. 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.

    • 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. 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.

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

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

    • 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.

  8. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

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

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

  11. 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.

    • 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

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

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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?

  19. 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!