Kauffman Stadium Welcomes: The 2012 All-Star Game! Tuesday, July 10, 2012
*Pre – Game Ceremonies Begin At: 7:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
NATIONAL LEAGUE MANAGER: TONY LARUSSA
2012 National League Starters: C Buster Posey, SF 1B Joey Votto, CIN2B Dan Uggla, ATLSS Rafael Furcal, STL3B Pablo Sandoval, SFOF Melky Cabrera, SFOF Carlos Beltran, STLOF Ryan Braun, MIL_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
AMERICAN LEAGUE MANAGER: RON WASHINGTON
2012 American League Starters:
C Mike Napoli, TEX1B Prince Fielder, DET2B Robinson Cano, NYY3B Adrian Beltre, TEXSS Derek Jeter, NYYOF Josh Hamilton, TEXOF Curtis Granderson, NYYOF Jose Bautista, TORDH David Ortiz, BOS_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2012 National League Reserve Players:
C Yadier Molina, STLC Carlos Ruiz, PHI1B Bryan LaHair, CHC2B Jose Altuve, HOUSS Starlin Castro, CHC3B David Wright, NYMOF Ryan Braun, MILOF Jay Bruce, CINOF Carlos Gonzalez, COLOF Andrew McCutchen, PITOF Bryce Harper, WASOF Michael Bourn, ATL____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2012 American League Reserve Players:
C Joe Mauer, MINC Matt Wieters, BALSS Elvis Andrus, TEXSS Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE3B Miguel Cabrera, DET2B Ian Kinsler, TEX1B Paul Konerko, CWSOF Adam Jones, BALOF Mike Trout, LAAOF Mark Trumbo, LAADH Billy Butler, KCDH Adam Dunn, CWS________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2012 National League Pitchers:
RHP Matt Cain, SF; LHP Aroldis Chapman, CIN; RHP R.A. Dickey, NYM; LHP Gio Gonzalez, WAS; LHP Cole Hamels, PHI; RHP Joel Hanrahan, PIT; LHP Clayton Kershaw, LAD; RHP Craig Kimbrel, ATL; RHP Lance Lynn, STL LHP Wade Miley, ARI; RHP Jonathan Papelbon, PHI; RHP Stephen Strasburg, WAS; RHP Huston Street, SD
2012 American League Pitchers:
RHP Ryan Cook, OAK; LHP Matt Harrison, TEX; RHP Felix Hernandez, SEA; RHP Jim Johnson, BAL; RHP Joe Nathan, TEX; RHP Chris Perez, CLE; LHP David Price, TB; RHP Fernando Rodney, TB; *LHP CC Sabathia, NYY; LHP Chris Sale, CWS; RHP Justin Verlander, DET; RHP Jered Weaver, LAA; LHP C.J. Wilson, LAA; RHP Yu Darvish, TEX
• Sabathia, who is currently on the disabled list, will be recognized as an All-Star and has been invited to Kansas City with full All-Star honors.
UP NEXT. . . . Mets Johan Santana vs. Braves Tim Hudson (Friday, July 13, 2012, 7:35 P.M. EST)
AL All-Star Game lineup: Jeter SS, Cano 2B, Hamilton LF, Bautista RF, Fielder 1B, Beltre 3B, Ortiz DH, Napoli C, Granderson CF. Verlander starts.
NL All-Star Game lineup: CarGo DH, Melky CF, Braun LF, Votto 1B, Beltran RF, Posey C, Sandoval 3B, Uggla 2B, Furcal SS. Cain starts.
Cute photo of a little Bourn and a little Uggla:
Chipper speaking right now.
Chipper says he doesn't want to lose his last ASG.
I wish Tim McCarver was retiring!
Good bit they did on Chipper giving his speech the NL team.
Braun doubles in Melky for the first run of the game. They've gotten to Verlander in the 1st.
Interesting thought: Ryan Braun is having a better year this year than last, you know the one where he was supposed to be juicing? What do you guys make of that? Personally I believe Braun was telling the truth all along but it's just funny how no one even talks about it. Oh there was plenty to talk about and vent about when the news first break, yet since he's been cleared no one wants to even mention it. He's even putting up similar if not better numbers this year after the "scandal" and still, we get nothing but silence on this issue. Why? Is it that nobody wants to or even can admit that they might have been wrong about him?
I think it's time the full story came out about this. I want to know what went on, what actually happened. I want to here form the lab people about how it could have happened and what's being done to prevent that type of thing from happening again.
Sandoval making the most of the start that people think he didn't deserve.