With the All Star Game just around the corner and online voting ending July 1st, we here at Walkoff Walk figured it was time to tell you folks how to vote. First up, we'll discuss our choices for the American League All Stars. Here's our last minute guide, presented in not-at-all-convenient chat form:
Rob: hello Camp Tiger Claw
Rob: let us pick some names out and advise our readers who they should vote for in this All Star Game thing
You think any of our readers are gonna go to a game this weekend?
Rob: no but that's why Baby Jesus invented the Internet
you can vote up to 25 times
On the internet
CTC: I'm looking at my internet right now.
I don't see anything about the all-star.
Rob: head over to www.mlb.com after we're done
I say Joe Mauer
CTC: I also say Joe Mauer
CTC: and let me say something else
It pisses me off when I get emails from the Red Sox that say "GO VOTE FOR JASON VARITEK! HE'S SECOND IN THE VOTING!"
He doesn't deserve it.
Rob: thats a shame
CTC: How could that be good for the team to have undeserving players in the All-Star game.
Rob: next up
AL first baseman
i say Jason Giambi
total homer pick
CTC: I think you can say Giambi or I think you can say...
total homer pick
Rob: also worthy
first basemen kinda suck in the AL
CTC: Justin Morneau has 62 RBI.
Rob: i hate him though, so he's disqualified
AL 2nd baseman
CTC: Wait wait.
I'm gonna say Ian Kinsler
Rob: i'm going with Brian Roberts
because he can actually play the position
Rob: both are very productive at hte plate, but only Roberts can field
kinsler is an outfielder in 2nd baseman's clothing
CTC: And Roberts has that cool music video about him.
Ok, Third Base
Rob: Alex Rodriguez is King AwesomePants
CTC: True but I'm going with Adrian Beltre.
Rob: you're a funny guy
CTC: Just kidding, It's A-Rodz.
how about AL shortstop? talk about an extremely shallow talent pool to pick from
but I vote for Derek Jeter every year so who cares?
'weak weak sauce
Rob: Jeter is still the best AND the dreamiest
CTC: How come you're not picking someone who can play the position?
okay left field in the AL
i always vote for Manny Ramirez
Rob: he's the Clown Prince of Offense
CTC: Damon has great numbers this year.
CTC: But he's a dope.
Rob: and his foot has an ouchie.
CTC: Our buddy Jose Guillen has played pretty well out in KC.
But he's a dope.
Rob: who do you like in AL centerfield?
CTC: My two time player of the month.
Who also has an ouchie.
But i'd still vote for him.
Rob: my vote now goes to Grady Sizemore
because he's been better for longer
Rob: i dont know that Josh Hamilton has earned it yet
CTC: That's the weirdest thing I've ever heard you say.
CTC: WHEN WILL JOSH HAMILTON BE A TRUE RANGER?
Rob: when he punches out his GM
Rob: i like that Magglio Ordonez
CTC: I'd love to say J.D Drew...
Rob: he's quietly become the best outfielder over the past few years in the AL
CTC: But it's Milton Bradley
Rob: that lunatic
CTC: He's sluggin .621
And he cried.
Rob: hasnt earned it yet
CTC: Stop saying that.
Rob: Ordonez is a star!
CTC: It's the All-Star game not a Playstation from your parents.
Rob: i'd rather vote for guys who are true stars
CTC: I wanna get the hottest players in there.
Rob: players shouldn't be rewarded for merely three months of heat
Rob: gimme the Tilde!
CTC: You just want Jerkwheat to like you.
We'll be back later with the NL?
Rob: as soon as we vote for the DH
CTC: Oh yeah.
Rob: aka David Ortiz
hurt or not hurt
CTC: Not this year man.
Stop doing that.
who you got? Hideki Matsui? I wouldnt argue with that
he's a star!
CTC: I do.
Rob: this is a strange universe we live in, indeed
CTC: He possesses that rarest of qualities in a DH.
He doesn't swing like an idiot.
Rob: you're hurting Jose Vidro's feelings
CTC: You know I love Ortiz, but he still hasn't found his groove this year.
I was going to say Jose Vidro as a joke.
CTC: But I did that earlier with Adrian Beltre.
Rob: yeah so we'll be back later with the NL
those lesser creatures
CTC: The ones that live in the middle of the country somewhere.