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#1swisher
06-14-2013, 11:59 AM
Leyland and Bochy have picked their managers.

Leyland has invited Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura and Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons to represent the American League.

Bochy has named Mets manager Terry Collins and Washington Nationals skipper Davey Johnson to represent the National League.

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2013-06-13/mlb-all-star-game-2013-coaches-voting-citi-field-terry-collins-davey-johnson?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/20731427-574/leyland-names-robin-ventura-john-gibbons-as-coaches-for-all-star-game.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

RKMeibalane
06-14-2013, 04:48 PM
Leyland and Bochy have picked their managers.

Leyland has invited Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura and Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons to represent the American League.

Bochy has named Mets manager Terry Collins and Washington Nationals skipper Davey Johnson to represent the National League.

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2013-06-13/mlb-all-star-game-2013-coaches-voting-citi-field-terry-collins-davey-johnson?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/20731427-574/leyland-names-robin-ventura-john-gibbons-as-coaches-for-all-star-game.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Strong Mets flavor with the coaches. Ventura played there. Collins is the current manager, and Davey Johnson managed them during the 1980s.

#1swisher
07-05-2013, 01:12 PM
The All-Stars will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday on the 2013 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show, on FOX.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130705&content_id=52585394&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

#1swisher
07-07-2013, 02:16 AM
AL Starters
C Joe Mauer (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/288970/joe-mauer), Twins (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/MIN/minnesota-twins)
1B Chris Davis (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1514565/chris-davis), Orioles (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/BAL/baltimore-orioles)
2B Robinson Cano (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/532997/robinson-cano), Yankees (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/NYY/new-york-yankees)
SS J.J. Hardy (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/292125/jj-hardy), Orioles
3B Miguel Cabrera (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/288897/miguel-cabrera), Tigers
OF Mike Trout (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1739608/mike-trout), Angels (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/LAA/los-angeles-angels)
OF Adam Jones (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/479388/adam-jones), Orioles
OF Jose Bautista (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/392528/jose-bautista), Blue Jays (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/TOR/toronto-blue-jays)
DH David Ortiz (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/8236/david-ortiz), Red Sox (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/BOS/boston-red-sox)

AL Pitchers

RHP Max Scherzer (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1225651/max-scherzer), Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/541516/felix-hernandez), Mariners (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/SEA/seattle-mariners)
RHP Clay Buchholz (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1184594/clay-buchholz), Red Sox
LHP Brett Cecil (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1603013/brett-cecil), Blue Jays
RHP Justin Verlander (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/530362/justin-verlander), Tigers
RHP Justin Masterson (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1262692/justin-masterson), Indians (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/CLE/cleveland-indians)
LHP Chris Sale (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1762602/chris-sale), White Sox (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/CHW/chicago-white-sox)RHP Mariano Rivera (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/8019/mariano-rivera), YankeesRHP Bartolo Colon (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/7525/bartolo-colon), Athletics (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/OAK/oakland-athletics)
RHP Yu Darvish (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1937347/yu-darvish), Rangers (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/TEX/texas-rangers)
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1933858/hisashi-iwakuma), Mariners
RHP Jesse Crain (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/452162/jesse-crain), White Sox
RHP Joe Nathan (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/21655/joe-nathan), Rangers
LHP Glen Perkins (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/549693/glen-perkins), Twins

AL Reserves

1B Prince Fielder (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/390862/prince-fielder), Tigers
OF Torii Hunter (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/10813/torii-hunter), Tigers
SS Jhonny Peralta (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/224393/jhonny-peralta), Tigers
2B Dustin Pedroia (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/547429/dustin-pedroia), Red Sox
OF Nelson Cruz (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/530355/nelson-cruz), Rangers
UTIL Ben Zobrist (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1099014/ben-zobrist), Rays (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/TB/tampa-bay-rays)
C Jason Castro (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1657577/jason-castro), Astros (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/HOU/houston-astros)
1B Edwin Encarnacion (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/392294/edwin-encarnacion), Blue Jays
OF Alex Gordon (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/593271/alex-gordon), Royals (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/KC/kansas-city-royals)
2B Jason Kipnis (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1754188/jason-kipnis), Indians
3B Manny Machado (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1765812/manny-machado), Orioles
C Salvador Perez (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1793168/salvador-perez), Royals

NL Starters
C Yadier Molina (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/390815/yadier-molina), Cardinals (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/STL/st-louis-cardinals)
1B Joey Votto (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/547434/joey-votto), Reds (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/CIN/cincinnati-reds)
2B Brandon Phillips (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/225418/brandon-phillips), Reds
SS Troy Tulowitzki (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/589256/troy-tulowitzki), Rockies (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/COL/colorado-rockies)
3B David Wright (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/483349/david-wright), Mets (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/NYM/new-york-mets)
OF Carlos Beltran (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/18817/carlos-beltran), Cardinals
OF Carlos Gonzalez (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1103728/carlos-gonzalez), Rockies
OF Bryce Harper (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1765813/bryce-harper), Nationals (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/WAS/washington-nationals)

NL Pitchers
LHP Clayton Kershaw (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1221725/clayton-kershaw), Dodgers (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/LAD/los-angeles-dodgers)
LHP Patrick Corbin (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1758836/patrick-corbin), Diamondbacks
RHP Matt Harvey (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1765811/matt-harvey), Mets
RHP Adam Wainwright (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/389743/adam-wainwright), Cardinals
RHP Jason Grilli (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/25049/jason-grilli), Pirates (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/PIT/pittsburgh-pirates)
RHP Jordan Zimmermann (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1619230/jordan-zimmermann), Nationals
RHP Craig Kimbrel (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1718083/craig-kimbrel), Braves (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/ATL/atlanta-braves)
LHP Aroldis Chapman (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1717646/aroldis-chapman), Reds
LHP Travis Wood (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1717422/travis-wood), Cubs (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/CHC/chicago-cubs)
RHP Jose Fernandez (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1894631/jose-fernandez), Marlins (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/MIA/miami-marlins)
LHP Cliff Lee (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/370395/cliff-lee), Phillies (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/PHI/philadelphia-phillies)
LHP Jeff Locke (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1630085/jeff-locke), Pirates
LHP Madison Bumgarner (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1619074/madison-bumgarner), Giants

NL Reserves

OF Andrew McCutchen (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1103290/andrew-mccutchen), Pirates
OF Michael Cuddyer (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/23606/michael-cuddyer), Rockies
C Buster Posey (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1660162/buster-posey), Giants
3B Pedro Alvarez (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1630071/pedro-alvarez), Pirates
OF Domonic Brown (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1597678/domonic-brown), Phillies
SS Everth Cabrera (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1655635/everth-cabrera), Padres (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/SD/san-diego-padres)
2B Matt Carpenter (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1794765/matt-carpenter), Cardinals
1B Allen Craig (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1661498/allen-craig), Cardinals
1B Paul Goldschmidt (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1765052/paul-goldschmidt), Diamondbacks (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/ARI/arizona-diamondbacks)
OF Carlos Gomez (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1098932/carlos-gomez), Brewers (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/teams/page/MIL/milwaukee-brewers)
SS Jean Segura (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1798566/jean-segura), Brewers
2B Marco Scutaro (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/132691/marco-scutaro), Giants


http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/22663218/2013-mlb-all-star-game-live-updates-as-rosters-are-revealed

SI1020
07-07-2013, 01:57 PM
Jason Grilli is an all star. Wow.

TheVulture
07-07-2013, 02:30 PM
Jason Grilli is an all star. Wow.

Who wudda thunk it, eh? He definitely deserves it though, he's been a beast since he put on a Pirates uniform. His K rate the last three seasons is unreal.

TaylorStSox
07-07-2013, 02:50 PM
All star games that include Marco Scutaro and JJ Hardy aren't exactly compelling. The whole AL team is a big yawn.

chicagowhitesox1
07-07-2013, 05:41 PM
All star games that include Marco Scutaro and JJ Hardy aren't exactly compelling. The whole AL team is a big yawn.

Trout and Cabrera alone make that team exciting. I think we've begun another golden age of baseball with all these great new players too. Especially in the American League.

WLL1855
07-07-2013, 07:45 PM
All star games that include Marco Scutaro and JJ Hardy aren't exactly compelling. The whole AL team is a big yawn.

Speak for yourself. There's plenty of talent on the young side of most AL teams. Trout, Scherzer, Machado, Perez, Sale (Yeah, I said it. Bring it on.).

Hardly the dark ages here.

russ99
07-08-2013, 09:57 AM
Speak for yourself. There's plenty of talent on the young side of most AL teams. Trout, Scherzer, Machado, Perez, Sale (Yeah, I said it. Bring it on.).

Hardly the dark ages here.

Plus it's not all Yankees and Red Sox as usual.

Three Orioles in the starting lineup is like a breath of fresh air.

EMachine10
07-08-2013, 11:35 AM
I actually think the fans got it more correct than in years past. Teams look good.

#1swisher
07-09-2013, 02:54 PM
JJ Cooper ‏@jjcoop36 (https://twitter.com/jjcoop36) 36m (https://twitter.com/jjcoop36/status/354665456386314241)

Was fun looking back at how we ranked and what we said about the 2013 MLB all-stars at BA as minor leaguers. http://ht.ly/mNQtL (http://t.co/GhMSLUvGeT)

#1swisher
07-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Dan Hayes ‏@DanHayesCSN (https://twitter.com/DanHayesCSN) 33m (https://twitter.com/DanHayesCSN/status/355353335227891712)

Jim Leyland has suggested Robin Ventura coach 3rd in All-Star Game. Ventura unsure, has had some Tommy Lasorda flashbacks.


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#1swisher
07-16-2013, 07:54 PM
Anyone else see the Joe Torre piece? He said he grew up hating the Yankees. :smile:

Southsider101
07-16-2013, 08:02 PM
Time to turn down the audio on the TV and turn on the radio. Any All Star Game on Fox is unwatchable as long as the insufferable Joe Buck is doing play by play.

soxnut1018
07-16-2013, 08:11 PM
Scott Miller ‏@ScottMCBS (https://twitter.com/ScottMCBS) 9m (https://twitter.com/ScottMCBS/status/357288793168027649) AL pitching plans tonight: Scherzer followed by Chris Sale (2 ings), Felix Hernandez (1), Matt Moore (1 or 2) then tbd, likely relievers.

soxnut1018
07-16-2013, 08:13 PM
Time to turn down the audio on the TV and turn on the radio. Any All Star Game on Fox is unwatchable as long as the insufferable Joe Buck is doing play by play.

I'm okay with Buck, but McCarver is horrendous.

MeteorsSox4367
07-16-2013, 08:15 PM
Tom Seaver throws out first pitch. Nice.

roylestillman
07-16-2013, 08:21 PM
Scott Miller ‏@ScottMCBS (https://twitter.com/ScottMCBS) 9m (https://twitter.com/ScottMCBS/status/357288793168027649) AL pitching plans tonight: Scherzer followed by Chris Sale (2 ings), Felix Hernandez (1), Matt Moore (1 or 2) then tbd, likely relievers.

Nice to see Sale on MLB's Intentional Talk this afternoon. Looks like he was having a ball.

#1swisher
07-16-2013, 08:21 PM
Trout doubles down the 1b line on a first pitch fastball.

Cano hbp on the right knee. 97mph

Cabrerra out on strikes swinging

Davis flyout to short center

Batista out on strikes swinging

EDIT: Cano leaves the game Pedroia in.

#1swisher
07-16-2013, 08:38 PM
Scherzer 1-2-3 inning

Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal (https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal) 1m (https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/357297432524095489)

Cano still in AL clubhouse with #Rays (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rays&src=hash) athletic trainer Ron Porterfield.

Update:
Jayson Stark ‏@jaysonst (https://twitter.com/jaysonst) 1m (https://twitter.com/jaysonst/status/357303650147770370)

It's a relief to hear X rays on Cano were negative. Would have been awful to have him get seriously hurt in a game like this.

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 08:39 PM
Been that kind of year for the Yankees. Might as well have it happen in this event.

soxnut1018
07-16-2013, 08:46 PM
Chris Sale time.

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 08:49 PM
All right, Chris. Show the world who you are.

One pitch, one out.

#1swisher
07-16-2013, 08:49 PM
Wright groundout to 3b

Gonzalez out on strikes swinging

Molina flyout to short center

Khris Sale perfect

soxnut1018
07-16-2013, 08:51 PM
Made Gonzalez look silly.

vinny
07-16-2013, 08:51 PM
Khris!

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 08:52 PM
Solid inning, Chris.

#1swisher
07-16-2013, 08:56 PM
Cabrerra: "Go deep, my friends"

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 08:57 PM
Cabrerra: "Go deep, my friends"
That was stupid. Fox could have stopped the pop culture references after the SNL opening.

Wedema
07-16-2013, 08:57 PM
Good inning Chris!!!!!!

#1swisher
07-16-2013, 08:59 PM
That was stupid. Fox could have stopped the pop culture references after the SNL opening.

More to come...

#1swisher
07-16-2013, 09:05 PM
Sale in for the 3rd
Tulowitzki
out on strikes swinging

Cuddyer
comebacker 1-3

Harper
lineout to Cabrerra



KKhris
Dan Hayes ‏@DanHayesCSN (https://twitter.com/DanHayesCSN) 9m (https://twitter.com/DanHayesCSN/status/357303379862630401)

ICYMI, Chris Sale, current pitcher for AL, is pitching w/ training wheels off and throwing even harder. #WhiteSox (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhiteSox&src=hash) http://bit.ly/18jMniw (http://t.co/LTBof0xyfN)

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 09:06 PM
Chris brought his good stuff tonight.

CoopaLoop
07-16-2013, 09:06 PM
My goodness, Sale making people look silly.

SoxSpeed22
07-16-2013, 09:06 PM
No chance on that slider.
That was a swell matchup to watch. Bryce Harper got a nice cut on that one.

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 09:08 PM
Sale to Thornton: "THIS is how you pitch in an All-Star Game."

Wedema
07-16-2013, 09:17 PM
Sale could be a regular in this game for a long time.

SoxSpeed22
07-16-2013, 09:19 PM
Hey, he can get the win now.

soxnut1018
07-16-2013, 09:24 PM
Vin Scully to Buck/McCarver is a steep drop.

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 09:25 PM
Vin Scully to Buck/McCarver is a steep drop.
Preach it.

ChiSoxGal85
07-16-2013, 09:28 PM
Sale: "So this is what it's like to pitch with run support." :D:

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 09:31 PM
Let's score some more runs, AL. We want a win for our guy.

Tragg
07-16-2013, 09:48 PM
Let's score some more runs, AL. We want a win for our guy.

+1 But not too many...want MVP too.

#1swisher
07-16-2013, 10:10 PM
Christopher Kamka ‏@ckamka (https://twitter.com/ckamka) 18m (https://twitter.com/ckamka/status/357316480204943360)
Chris Sale is first #WhiteSox (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhiteSox&src=hash) pitcher to toss 2+ hitless innings in an All-Star Game since Jim Kaat 7/15/1975

Comparison through first 1631 career batters faced:
Randy Johnson 310 H, 206 BB, 321 K
Chris Sale 328 H, 115 BB, 434 K


Dan Hayes ‏@DanHayesCSN (https://twitter.com/DanHayesCSN) 25m (https://twitter.com/DanHayesCSN/status/357315189823111169)
Chris Sale also pitched a scoreless inning in last year's All-Star Game but AL was down big at time and he had runners on first and second.

Madvora
07-16-2013, 10:14 PM
Wow, I usually don't care too much about the All-Star game, but this is the first year I didn't even know it was on. The Sox have just killed me this year.

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 10:25 PM
Machado is really taking a cue from Brooks Robinson these days.

Wedema
07-16-2013, 10:25 PM
+1 But not too many...want MVP too.


For the first time this year, fans can vote for MVP. Go to mlb.com and vote for Chris Sale!!!!!!!!!

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 10:28 PM
For the first time this year, fans can vote for MVP. Go to mlb.com and vote for Chris Sale!!!!!!!!!
I could have sworn they've done that for years now.

And research confirms it's been going on since 2003.

Wedema
07-16-2013, 10:36 PM
I could have sworn they've done that for years now.

And research confirms it's been going on since 2003.


OK, 11th time then. Let's vote for Sale anyway!!

#1swisher
07-16-2013, 10:48 PM
For the first time this year, fans can vote for MVP. Go to mlb.com and vote for Chris Sale!!!!!!!!!


This link goes right to the voting.
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2013/mvp/ballot.jsp?tcid=tw_share

Tragg
07-16-2013, 10:49 PM
Rivera will get it if he saves the 9th.

Wedema
07-16-2013, 10:51 PM
So, with the great Mariano Rivera ready to come in, MLB stops the game so Neil Diamond can sign Sweet Caroline. What a joke!

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 10:55 PM
We just saw the closing shot to Rivera's future biopic.

Boondock Saint
07-16-2013, 10:56 PM
We just saw the closing shot to Rivera's future biopic.

Still half a season left. His final appearance at Yankee Stadium will be a much bigger deal.

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 10:58 PM
Still half a season left. His final appearance at Yankee Stadium will be a much bigger deal.
Probably, but more people are likely to see this live.

MeteorsSox4367
07-16-2013, 11:02 PM
McCarver quoting Metallica lyrics. Nice touch by Fielder to give Rivera the ball from the last out. Hate the Yankees, but Rivera seems like a really good man.

CoopaLoop
07-16-2013, 11:07 PM
That was lame. Should have had the tandem ready. Save Mo for the 9th.

doublem23
07-16-2013, 11:10 PM
Probably, but more people are likely to see this live.

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/files/original/espn.jpg
Hi, have we met?

Wedema
07-16-2013, 11:14 PM
So, Leyland wanted to make sure that Rivera would pitch so he put him in the eighth with a 3 run lead. If the NL did not have to bat in the ninth, that means that Rivera gave up 4 runs and the lead. Should have saved him for the ninth!

mcp5185
07-16-2013, 11:15 PM
That was lame. Should have had the tandem ready. Save Mo for the 9th.
Leyland just wanted to make sure Rivera got in the game. If Nathan or whoever would of blown the lead in the 8th, and no runs by the AL in the 9th, there would of been no bottom of the 9th for Rivera.

soxnut1018
07-16-2013, 11:16 PM
So, Leyland wanted to make sure that Rivera would pitch so he put him in the eighth with a 3 run lead. If the NL did not have to bat in the ninth, that means that Rivera gave up 4 runs and the lead. Should have saved him for the ninth!

Say Leland saves him for the ninth and has Nathan pitch the eighth, what if Nathan gives up 4 runs? Needed to make sure he got in the game.

CoopaLoop
07-16-2013, 11:17 PM
Leyland just wanted to make sure Rivera got in the game. If Nathan or whoever would of blown the lead in the 8th, and no runs by the AL in the 9th, there would of been no bottom of the 9th for Rivera.

Yes, I am not a mongoloid. I know what Leyland was thinking, I just don't agree with it.

doublem23
07-16-2013, 11:19 PM
Yes, I am not a mongoloid. I know what Leyland was thinking, I just don't agree with it.

Simmer down, for pete's sake

Tragg
07-16-2013, 11:20 PM
So, Leyland wanted to make sure that Rivera would pitch so he put him in the eighth with a 3 run lead. If the NL did not have to bat in the ninth, that means that Rivera gave up 4 runs and the lead. Should have saved him for the ninth!

he did the right thing. Made sure he got the inning. I'm happy he doesn't get the save.

CoopaLoop
07-16-2013, 11:23 PM
Simmer down, for pete's sake

I don't know who Pete is, but I am quite simmer'd down man.

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 11:25 PM
Sale is the winnah!

CoopaLoop
07-16-2013, 11:26 PM
In a pitching duel like this, Sale should be the MVP.

voodoochile
07-16-2013, 11:26 PM
They should have let Rivera finish.

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 11:27 PM
In a pitching duel like this, Sale should be the MVP.
Too bad it'll likely go to Rivera or one of the more well-known position players.

Hitmen77
07-16-2013, 11:28 PM
Congratulations to Chris Sale for getting the ASG win! :gulp:

Wedema
07-16-2013, 11:29 PM
In a pitching duel like this, Sale should be the MVP.


Sale should be the MVP as the only pitcher with 2 perfect innings but it will probably be Rivera.

Wedema
07-16-2013, 11:30 PM
they should have let rivera finish.


+1

thomas35forever
07-16-2013, 11:33 PM
Half that car goes to Sale.

Soxman219
07-16-2013, 11:35 PM
Sale was robbed, charity MVP for Rivera

VenturaBlvd
07-16-2013, 11:38 PM
Sale was robbed, charity MVP for Rivera


For sure. Just spent 3 innings voting for Sale. I should have known better.

Golden Sox
07-16-2013, 11:39 PM
1) It was good to see the American League win the game.
2) It was good to see Chris Sale get the win.
3) The win gives the White Sox home field advantage when they host the World Series this fall.

Dibbs
07-16-2013, 11:42 PM
Nothing wrong with the charity MVP for Mariano. He deserves it. Great showing for Sale. Having a guy like that can accelerate a rebuilding process.

SOXPHILE
07-16-2013, 11:45 PM
Fix was in. Rivera should not have gotten the MVP, but I knew he would. In NY, his last All Star appearance, etc. Short of him getting lit up, he was gonna get it. Kinda reminds me of the the farce that was the 1992 NBA All Star Game, in Orlando. Magic Johnson comes back for one more game, it was in Orlando, the Magic, get it ?

CoopaLoop
07-16-2013, 11:46 PM
Nothing wrong with the charity MVP for Mariano. He deserves it. Great showing for Sale. Having a guy like that can accelerate a rebuilding process.

Agreed. Always cool to have send offs for all time greats.

DSpivack
07-16-2013, 11:50 PM
Fix was in. Rivera should not have gotten the MVP, but I knew he would. In NY, his last All Star appearance, etc. Short of him getting lit up, he was gonna get it. Kinda reminds me of the the farce that was the 1992 NBA All Star Game, in Orlando. Magic Johnson comes back for one more game, it was in Orlando, the Magic, get it ?

It's the All-Star Game MVP, who really cares who wins it.

amsteel
07-16-2013, 11:51 PM
If the game is supposed to matter the accolades within the game should too.

Soxman219
07-17-2013, 12:17 AM
#SaleMVP is trending on twitter

CHISOXFAN13
07-17-2013, 12:20 AM
Leyland's explanation for pitching Rivera in the eighth was pretty funny.

Sale wins it any other year, but I have no problem with Mo winning it. Just wish he would have closed it out.

thomas35forever
07-17-2013, 12:54 AM
Idiotic explanation for the guy who ran onto the field tonight.
http://www.nydailynews.com/twitter-dare-results-fan-running-field-all-star-game-article-1.1400666#bmb=1

cards press box
07-17-2013, 01:34 AM
In a pitching duel like this, Sale should be the MVP.

Absolutely right. Six up, six down for Chris Sale with 2 K's. Sale had the longest and best pitching performance in a 3 hit shutout for the winning team and no AL offensive player had a standout night. Oh, and Sale was the first AL pitcher to throw two perfect innings in an All-Star game since Roger Clemens in 2001. And Sale won the game!

Sale absolutely should have been the MVP.

Sale was robbed, charity MVP for Rivera

+1

Nothing wrong with the charity MVP for Mariano.

I disagree. First of all, when Cal Ripken got his "charity MVP" in his final All-Star Game in 2001, who was the real deserving MVP? In my view, the MVP of the 2001 All-Star Game should have been Sox right fielder Magglio Ordonez who went 2-3 with a homer.

So, with the two most prominent "charity All-Star MVP's" of our lifetime (and, by the way, Ripken and Rivera are the only players to be named All-Star MVP in their final season), two White Sox players got screwed of MVP awards that they earned.

And that is what really sucks about charity awards in sports. Players and teams are supposed to get what they earn. Awarding "charity trophies" messes that up. Let's not forget that sporting events are about what happens between the lines. They are not supposed to be popularity contests, for crying out loud.

soxnut1018
07-17-2013, 02:28 AM
And that is what really sucks about charity awards in sports. Players and teams are supposed to get what they earn. Awarding "charity trophies" messes that up. Let's not forget that sporting events are about what happens between the lines. They are not supposed to be popularity contests, for crying out loud.

It's an all star game.

Frater Perdurabo
07-17-2013, 08:37 AM
Absolutely right. Six up, six down for Chris Sale with 2 K's. Sale had the longest and best pitching performance in a 3 hit shutout for the winning team and no AL offensive player had a standout night. Oh, and Sale was the first AL pitcher to throw two perfect innings in an All-Star game since Roger Clemens in 2001. And Sale won the game!

Sale absolutely should have been the MVP.



+1



I disagree. First of all, when Cal Ripken got his "charity MVP" in his final All-Star Game in 2001, who was the real deserving MVP? In my view, the MVP of the 2001 All-Star Game should have been Sox right fielder Magglio Ordonez who went 2-3 with a homer.

So, with the two most prominent "charity All-Star MVP's" of our lifetime (and, by the way, Ripken and Rivera are the only players to be named All-Star MVP in their final season), two White Sox players got screwed of MVP awards that they earned.

And that is what really sucks about charity awards in sports. Players and teams are supposed to get what they earn. Awarding "charity trophies" messes that up. Let's not forget that sporting events are about what happens between the lines. They are not supposed to be popularity contests, for crying out loud.

Absolutely agreed. If you want to honor a legend like Rivera or Ripken, given them a "Lifetime Achievement Award" or some such. Don't do it every year; just when appropriate, like for Ripken and Rivera.

The profound disrespect for the Sox galls me, because if Rivera were a White Sox and Sale were a Yankee, Sale would have gotten the MVP.

Mr. Jinx
07-17-2013, 08:49 AM
Absolutely agreed. If you want to honor a legend like Rivera or Ripken, given them a "Lifetime Achievement Award" or some such. Don't do it every year; just when appropriate, like for Ripken and Rivera.

The profound disrespect for the Sox galls me, because if Rivera were a White Sox and Sale were a Yankee, Sale would have gotten the MVP.

Well if Rivera was a White Sox he probably wouldn't have 5 world series rings and be anywhere as well known as is his today, hence it wouldn't even be a debate for the MVP.

Hitmen77
07-17-2013, 09:37 AM
Hard to believe it's been 10 years already since the Sox hosted the All-Star Game. I'm figuring that we'll be waiting another 20 years to host again since that'll take us to 2033, which will be the 100th anniversary of the 1st All Star Game (which was played at Comiskey Park).

The Mets had to wait 49 years to host again. I wonder if that's a record long wait for a franchise to host an ASG?

doublem23
07-17-2013, 12:47 PM
I don't think there's any question that right now the MLB All-Star Game is, by leaps and bounds, the best of the 4 major sports.

People poke fun at the Winner Gets Homefield Advantage in the World Series rule, but it has absolutely worked.

Dibbs
07-17-2013, 12:58 PM
All-star MVP means nothing. I think it is great Rivera got it. Sale brings home the W and he will always have that.

Mr. Jinx
07-17-2013, 01:44 PM
I don't think there's any question that right now the MLB All-Star Game is, by leaps and bounds, the best of the 4 major sports.

People poke fun at the Winner Gets Homefield Advantage in the World Series rule, but it has absolutely worked.

People just want to bag on Bud Selig no matter if the idea is a good one or not. I don't understand how the winner getting homefield advantage is any worse than the old way of alternating between leagues each year. That was pretty damn arbitrary too.

sox1970
07-17-2013, 02:07 PM
People just want to bag on Bud Selig no matter if the idea is a good one or not. I don't understand how the winner getting homefield advantage is any worse than the old way of alternating between leagues each year. That was pretty damn arbitrary too.

Because the leagues didn't play each other during the regular season until 1997. The leagues had separate umpires, league presidents...the were separate. One league's best team had nothing to do with the other league's best team. So the only fair thing to do was to alternate home field advantage.

Now, if they wanted to change it to best overall record, I could accept that. But giving it to the winner of an exhibition game is just about the most stupid thing in baseball. It's embarrassingly stupid for MLB to do it that way.

TomBradley72
07-17-2013, 03:35 PM
I thought last night's game was almost perfect- I've loved the All Star game since I was a little kid- from the player announcements at the beginning to the last pitch- well played game- loved the whole Mariano Rivera thing- well deserved and well done.

I even liked Tim McCarver choking up at the end and his story of the All Star game memories he treasures most-

Mr. Jinx
07-17-2013, 04:18 PM
Because the leagues didn't play each other during the regular season until 1997. The leagues had separate umpires, league presidents...the were separate. One league's best team had nothing to do with the other league's best team. So the only fair thing to do was to alternate home field advantage.

Now, if they wanted to change it to best overall record, I could accept that. But giving it to the winner of an exhibition game is just about the most stupid thing in baseball. It's embarrassingly stupid for MLB to do it that way.

That isn't any more fair than flipping a coin. Each season is unique. I don't think the team that didn't get home field thought it was ok because the year before some other team from their same league did get it.

doublem23
07-17-2013, 04:45 PM
Because the leagues didn't play each other during the regular season until 1997. The leagues had separate umpires, league presidents...the were separate. One league's best team had nothing to do with the other league's best team. So the only fair thing to do was to alternate home field advantage.

Now, if they wanted to change it to best overall record, I could accept that. But giving it to the winner of an exhibition game is just about the most stupid thing in baseball. It's embarrassingly stupid for MLB to do it that way.

Considering low little crossover play there is between the leagues I don't think that's very far, either. In 2005, for example, the Cardinals finished 1 game better than the White Sox but if you look at the strength of schedules across the league, the American League was decisively better than the NL that year.

I don't see how people could watch last night's game, where there was a significant effort by the players to win and play well, compared to the downright embarrassing half-assery that the NFL and NBA put on and say that the idea hasn't worked beautifully?

balke
07-17-2013, 08:12 PM
Considering low little crossover play there is between the leagues I don't think that's very far, either. In 2005, for example, the Cardinals finished 1 game better than the White Sox but if you look at the strength of schedules across the league, the American League was decisively better than the NL that year.

I don't see how people could watch last night's game, where there was a significant effort by the players to win and play well, compared to the downright embarrassing half-assery that the NFL and NBA put on and say that the idea hasn't worked beautifully?


Very well stated. The NFL is neutral site and primarily warm weather only. They give advantage to teams built on the passing game. People don't seem to complain about this nearly as much. (Drives me nuts)

NBA gives best record the edge of home advantage in home town. Home team wins 80 percent of the NBA Finals. I enjoy the power being taken out of the best team's hands. Best regular season record is it's own reward. No need for an extra edge of home advantage in my mind.

ComiskeyBrewer
07-18-2013, 03:09 AM
Considering low little crossover play there is between the leagues I don't think that's very far, either. In 2005, for example, the Cardinals finished 1 game better than the White Sox but if you look at the strength of schedules across the league, the American League was decisively better than the NL that year.

I don't see how people could watch last night's game, where there was a significant effort by the players to win and play well, compared to the downright embarrassing half-assery that the NFL and NBA put on and say that the idea hasn't worked beautifully?


Yea, i have heard a bit of complaining that the All Star Game was boring. Well, it was played/managed like it was a REAL GAME. The players actually played hard and the managers managed like they wanted to win. So which is it? Do people want to see the players playing hard, or do they want to see players leaving after they are taken out in the 1st inning like back in the 90s/00s and then complain about how the players don't care anymore? You just can't please everybody.