Sunday night, they announced the starters for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. To which I promptly replied, "So, how many more days until the real sport starts?"
Of course, no sooner had the selections been made public, than the local and national media began discussing the choices of who made it, who should have made it, who shouldn't have made it and why.
Interestingly enough, much beleagured pitcher Kenny Rogers made the All-Star Team. I'm assuming a lot of the voting for this took place before his caught-on-tape meltdown against camera men who had the audacity to do their job. There's been a lot of debate
about whether or not Rogers should get to play in the game or even if he should accept the honor of playing as an all-star for the American League. Even more of interest is the fact that Rogers was fined $50,000 for what he did and suspended for 20 games (4 starts for him basically) but that his bonus for making the All-Star team is $50,000. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...very interesting.
Of course, another amusing part of this story is the Baseball Player's Associations is appealing the fine and the suspension of Rogers. If only Sadaam Hussein were represented by the Baseball Player's Association, we might not have gone to war with Iraq...they'd still be appealing that he isn't really a cruel dictator, after all.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/05/2005 08:31:00 AM