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Old 07-01-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Rosters have been announced

Obviously, some guys got left off who should have made it...
Josh Willingham
JJ Reddick
Austin Jackson
Michael Born
Aaron Hill

One of the most interesting parts for me, will be the 35th man vote. Bryce Harper the rookie vs Chipper Jones the HoFer. I'd imagine that Chipper will win, but I'd vote Harper.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Well since both Zack Greinke and Johnny Cueto were left off the ballot both in the NL Central I will be the first to point out that Tony LaRussa is the NL All Star manager and there is no love lost between LaRussa and the Brewers and the Reds. I think he left them out on purpose.

Zack Greinke Stats, Video Highlights, Photos, Bio | brewers.com: Team

Johnny Cueto Stats, Video Highlights, Photos, Bio | reds.com: Team
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Why isnt Wright starting? I don't get it at all.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Why isnt Wright starting? I don't get it at all.
The Giants tv announcers ran a shameless month long promotion to get the fans to vote Melky Cabrera into the game. On every single broadcast they included instructions on how to vote 25 times each online for every e-mail address they had.

It apparently worked, Cabrera came from behind to get the spot that should have gone to Braun. As long as they were ballot stuffing for Melky, the Giants fans also voted for Posey and Sandoval, both of whom also came from behind to get the spots that others merited. That is how Wright got screwed.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Why isnt Wright starting? I don't get it at all.
The Giants' propaganda machine got more votes for Pandoval
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:59 AM
 
Location: NY
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Brian LaHair is a nice story, but an all-star first baseman?
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Brian LaHair is a nice story, but an all-star first baseman?
Who do you want instead?

Joey Votto is the clear cream of the crop. LaHair, LaRoche, Belt, Freeman and Goldschmidt all check in about the same
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