All-Star voters like the Yankees and Red Sox, don’t follow baseball

Here’s what we’ve learned from the first balloting results for the 2008 MLB All-Star Game:

1. There are a lot of Yankee and Red Sox fans. (But you already knew that. We did, too. So we guess we didn’t learn that. Sorry.)
2. Voters don’t have any fucking idea of who deserves to be representing the American League.
3. Voters have a much better idea of who deserves to be representing the National League.
4. Raisins are just dried grapes.
5. Perennial sluggers are having lousy seasons.
6. There aren’t that many players who are having non-lousy seasons.
7. If these votes stand, the National League might finally win this thing. (This time it counts!)

We’ve listed the people you’ve selected first and listed who should be selected below. There’s more than a month left before ballots must be submitted, so these names will/should change.

Fan voting:

C – Jason Varitek — .268, 6 HR, 19 RBI
1B – Kevin Youkilis — .306, 9 HR, 35 RBI
2B – Dustin Pedroia — .289, 3 HR, 27 RBI
3B – Alex Rodriguez — .286, 7 HR, 17 RBI (DL stint)
SS – Derek Jeter — .286, 2 HR, 24 RBI
OF – Manny Ramirez — .292, 9 HR, 34 RBI
OF – Ichiro Suzuki — .292, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 22 SB
OF – Vladimir Guerrero — .258, 7 HR, 28 RBI
DH – David Ortiz — .253, 12 HR, 40 RBI

Should be:

C – Joe Mauer — .329, 0 HR, 20 RBI
1B – Youkilis
2B – Ian Kinsler — .294, 7 HR, 32 RBI, 15 SB
SS – Michael Young — .279, 5 HR, 24 RBI
3B – Miguel Cabrera – .275, 8 HR, 29 RBI
OF – Josh Hamilton – .329, 13 HR, 58 RBI
OF – Carlos Quentin – .297, 14 HR, 44 RBI
OF – Carl Crawford – .281, 4 HR, 29 RBI, 14 SB
DH – Ortiz

*All stats through Tuesday.

Funny, too, is that all those Red Sox fans didn’t vote for their most legit candidate: outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. And Carlos Quentin isn’t even on the ballot! Write him in!

All-Star ballots must be submitted by July 3. So go support Democracy. Like, now!

9 Responses

  1. To me the most glaring mistakes is not voting for Joe Mauer and Josh Hamilton…those two are clearly deserving to start in the All-Star Game…

  2. Agree with Stiles on those two. The Red Sox have FIVE fucking starters right now??? Fuck that.

  3. Don’t be so sure about the NL voters. Bill Hall is currently 5th in voting for 3B (with his .227 AVG), even though he plays CF and Ryan Braun (maybe Brewer fans have heard of him. He’s only slugging .556.) is their actual 3B.

  4. Theory: Voting is for old people

    Proof: Ken Griffey Jr. is the 3rd pick in the NL outfield


  5. how about my boy benjie molina? he’s on a tear!

  6. i swear to god if that bitch tells me i’ve won a laptop again, im gonna hack this site to the ground!

  7. How would you still vote for Ortiz as DH over Matsui or Milton Bradley?

  8. fuck, is the laptop bitch back?! i’ll have to get rid of that.

  9. I definately think that Carlos Quentin needs to be on there. He is carrying the White Sox. Yankee and Red Sox fans irritate me

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