The Marlins will have only one player representing the team at this year's All-Star game.
While I completely agree that Cabrera should be on the All-Star team, I also think it is a complete travesty that Hanley and Danny didn't make the squad and it shows a complete lack of respect for the Marlins. If Uggla didn't make the team and Biggio had been chosen instead, that would've been understandable. But he wasn't.
Speaking of which, if I were an Astros blogger, I would be completely livid about Biggio not being on the All-Star team, but I'm not, they aren't my favorite team. Weirdly, as I am writing this, the Astros bloggers don't seem to care.
If you are wondering how the voting works after the fans have their say, it goes like this:
Dan gave his usual intelligent opinion, in the yesterday's game thread comments, about how La Russa screwed up in his selection process.
To have guys like Fuentes and Valverde on a roster that already has Wagner, Cordero, and Saito, and when their teams were already represented is ridiculous self-indulgence on LaRussa's part.
Dan is right.
My other thought on this, besides the Hanley and Danny debacle, is that the All-Star game is an exhibition game and nothing more. And I still find it incomprehensible that an exhibition game determines home field advantage for the World Series, but that is a rant for another day.
Here is the list of those chosen for this year's All-Star game. Yes, there is still another round of voting but no Marlins are included, so I don't care. I'm such a homer. Oh, and speaking of Homer check this out. Which brings the question of why does Orlando get one but not South Florida? Then again, are there still 7-Eleven's in South Florida?