This is my first Fan Post, so I'm not used to this. But today's All-Star Selection Show has taken me to new levels of hatred for the Four Letter Network, Joe Girardi and all of the Yankees, and just Major League Baseball in general.
For Jered Weaver (8-3, 2.82 ERA, 124 K) to get snubbed from this team, in his home ball park, is simply ludicrous. First problem, he did not get voted on by the player vote, which is understandable because of when they vote and the fact that no one west of the Mississippi can watch most of our games. Second problem and, by far, the biggest problem is that Joe F'ing Girardi did not select Weaver to represent his team. He selected the following:
P Trevor Cahill- A's (8-2, 2.74 ERA, 56 K)
P C.C. Sabathia- Yankees (10-3, 3.33 ERA, 93 K)
P Matt Thorton- White Sox (4/6 SV, 2.94 ERA, 47 K in 33.2 IP)
Utility (as a 2B) Ty Wiggington- Orioles (.251, 30 RS, 14 HR, 42 RBI, .337 OBP, .453 SLG)
3B- Alex Rodriguez- Yankees (.278, 43 RS, 12 HR, 61 RBI, .351 OBP, .491 SLG)
So Joe Girardi picked TWO of his own players that were marginally deserving when he already had FOUR representatives. Even overlooking the fact that he snubbed Alex Rios and Shin Soo-Choo from their teams for less deserving players, Girardi has again managed to show that East Coast bias controls most of baseball. I woke up thinking that I could make a slight argument for Howie to be our 3rd representative; but instead was delivered with one of the ALL TIME WORST SNUBS. I am genuinely sickened and might boycott the All Star Game at our own stadium. Shameful day for baseball, depressing day for the Angels.