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Oogie and Miggy to the All-Star Game

As Dr F pointed out in his diary post, Uggla and Cabrera will be the Marlins representatives in the All-Star Game.

Being a National League All-Star is routine for Marlins third baseman Miguel Cabrera. He has done it three years in a row. It is anything but routine for second baseman Dan Uggla, and it is the reason his selection pleased so many Marlins, including Cabrera.

"It is awesome," Cabrera said when asked about his teammate's selection Sunday. Both were player selections.

I can't wait to hear how the National media will butcher Uggla's name.

I'm glad Cabrera made the team.  To be real honest if he hadn't been selected I wouldn't have been shocked given the number of excellent third baseman in the NL and the amount of respect our team gets.

There are four third baseman on the NL roster, so don't look for Cabrera to log a lot of innings.

Uggla wasn't a complete surprise and it is about time one of the young guys gets some National exposure.

Uggla is one of only two second baseman on the team so we may get to see a good bit of Danny boy in the field.  That is assuming everyone plays their normal position.

I am a little surprised that the Marlins didn't get a pitcher named to the team.

I was going to piecemeal a lot of different articles together but it would leave so much out.

 But I did want to highlight this:

"I really didn't expect to make it. It is a great surprise," Uggla said. "As soon as I found out, I called my family. I guess that I will have to buy a video camera. This is going to cost some money, but it is worth it."

C'mon Oogie, you're making enough you can afford it.  And even  if it is a financial burden I'm sure some Mom and Pop store will be more than happy to donate one to you.  The other thing you are going to need is a bunch of Sharpies for all the autographs you will be accumulating.  Remember don't be shy about anything, you belong.

Here are the links to the stories about our two All-Stars.

Mike Berardino - Sun-Sentinel

Jamey Eisenberg - Palm Beach Post

Kevin Baxter - Miami Herald

All bring something a little different to the game and deserve a read.

Oh, if you want to take a look at the complete roster here it is:

All-Star Game Roster

The Marlins didn't land a pitcher on the team but it is nice to see that Brad Penny made the club.