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Final AL All-Star Balloting Update

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:46 pm

Per a release from the Indians, Kipnis and Asdrubal each finished fourth.

Kipnis was behind Cano, Kinsler and Pedroia.

Cabrera behind Jeter, Andrus and Hardy.

No Top 5 catcher or 1B and no Top 15 OFs.
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Re: Final AL All-Star Balloting Update

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:55 pm

What does finishing fourth mean?

Do they get a sticker?

A button to pin to their shirts?
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Re: Final AL All-Star Balloting Update

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:58 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:What does finishing fourth mean?

Do they get a sticker?

A button to pin to their shirts?


They get a laurel.... and hearty handshake.
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Re: Final AL All-Star Balloting Update

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:03 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:What does finishing fourth mean?

Do they get a sticker?

A button to pin to their shirts?



And fwiw, after Cano who gives a shit? Kipnis and Kinsler are essentially a dead heat and Pedroia is in the mix regardless of how much people hate him. None of them after Cano are special in terms of numbers they're putting up.

But Cabrera is getting effed in the ear. You could argue for Andrus (not successfully, but a case could be made) but Hardy and Jeter ahead of Asdrubal are criminal.

Not that it matters an ounce in what's nothing more than a popularity contest.
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Re: Final AL All-Star Balloting Update

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:03 pm

peeker643 wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:What does finishing fourth mean?

Do they get a sticker?

A button to pin to their shirts?


They get a laurel.... and hearty handshake.



Any bonus points for A-Cab for finishing behind JJ Hardy and his .280 OBP?
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Re: Final AL All-Star Balloting Update

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:09 pm

peeker643 wrote:Not that it matters an ounce in what's nothing more than a popularity contest.


Frankly, if I'm a GM or an owner, I'm pissed that the fans continue to vote for the starters. The game actually means something now as it determines home field. Sometimes the fans get it right and vote in the right guys. Most of the time, they don't. But, you could be forced into giving 2-3 at bats to lesser players while better players may not even step to the plate.
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Re: Final AL All-Star Balloting Update

Unread postby leadpipe » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:34 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
peeker643 wrote:Not that it matters an ounce in what's nothing more than a popularity contest.


Frankly, if I'm a GM or an owner, I'm pissed that the fans continue to vote for the starters. The game actually means something now as it determines home field. Sometimes the fans get it right and vote in the right guys. Most of the time, they don't. But, you could be forced into giving 2-3 at bats to lesser players while better players may not even step to the plate.


If I was an owner, I'd tell the other owners to get their heads out of their asses and forget allowing this stupid game to mean anything.

Nobody cares. Players or fans.

Of course, if I was an owner I'd probably fall in line with all the other stupid decisions MLBs a part of, cause I'd only care about one thing. And that thing clearly has zero to do with the good of the game.
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Re: Final AL All-Star Balloting Update

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:59 pm

leadpipe wrote:If I was an owner, I'd tell the other owners to get their heads out of their asses and forget allowing this stupid game to mean anything.

Nobody cares. Players or fans.

Of course, if I was an owner I'd probably fall in line with all the other stupid decisions MLBs a part of, cause I'd only care about one thing. And that thing clearly has zero to do with the good of the game.


I agree, but you and I both know that Bud thinks this is the greatest idea ever, so it won't change.
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