Anticipation for the 80th All Star game

After a mediocre Home Run Derby took place in St. Louis last night. Sorry to offend Prince Fielder. He had a great showing and earned the win no doubt.

 


prince.jpgMy buddy Andrew came up with a cheesy, yet well defined sentiment in regards to Fielder.

“Cecil’s son is crowned Prince.”

A good way to sum it up and a great journalistic touch. Too bad he is a history major, but nonetheless it would have been a great newspaper headline.

 

Tonights game is sure to be a doosy. The Nl is due for a win, and I truly believe that the National League will pull it off. Lincecum and Halladay will duke it out and have a showdown for teh ages. Although they both will probably be in the game for a mere 2 or 3 innings I’m predicted a handful of strikeouts from each of them.

I’m ready for Jason Bay to have a big game. This will be the second time he will be starting an All-Star game. He did so in 2006 in Pittsburgh and notched a hit. This year in his first ASG as a Red Sock I think he will collect 2 hits, one of them being an RBI double. While I will be watching the game in my favorite Bar and Grille, Jeremiah Bullfrogs. It is a cool place to watch a sporting event with 25 plasma screen TVs and surround sound it will be a great atmosphere. Paying homage to Bay I will be wearing my “Bay” Red Sox shirt. While I feel I techniquely have to cheer for the National League (because of the Pirates) I will be rooting for Bay.

By predicting that the NL will win I have to give a prediction for MVP. At the plate, in playing in front of his home crowd Albert Pujols is going to have a day. He was a bit of a dissapointment in the HR derby. But he will turn things around tonight and will go deep. The crowd will set into a frenzy and rivaling the Disco Demolition of Chicago in 1979, the crowd will go insane. Pujols will go 3-3 with a homer and 2 singles.

Throwing out the first pitch will be a familiar face, our commander and chief, Barack Obama.

barack.jpg Obama will have his arm warm and ready delievering a perfect strike to the catcher. I’m sure those in attendance will give the Pres a warm ovation.

Now onto two guys that will provide me with pride for the evening.

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FREDDY SANCHEZ

 

 

 

 

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ZACH DUKE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freddy and Zach are the two representatives from the Bucs. While Freddy will probably get an inning or 2 of playing time I do not think Zach will get into the game. Honestly, I do not feel he deserves to be here in the first place. He is replacing the injured Matt Cain. Duke has a mediocre 8-8 record but has performed well. If he had some health from the offense his record would look alot better. I bet these two had a great week in St. Louis and I know I will be looking for them throughout the game.

As batting practice is occuring on the TV behind me I’m heading out to the restraunt ready for an exciting night of baseball.

 

GO NATIONAL LEAGUE

GO FREDDY

GO ZACH

GO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

5 Comments

What?! You’re disagreeing with me? Ugh, I guess I’ll forgive you because you’re super cute ;] . Hehe actually, you know, I’m not going to stand in opposition of your NL prediction because I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if they won this year. Not only have they lost 11 games in a row, they actually have this great team and the AL will really have to work to win! :] Let the best team win! xoxo http://diamondgirl55.mlblogs.com

I am really hoping the game will be making up for the dud of a Home Run Derby that took place last night.
-Dillon
http://dillonm.mlblogs.com

The game was really interesting! 13 in a row AL! Yeah sorry mattpeas. I have a new post up, please check it out
http://balorioles.mlblogs.com/

It was a good game – though I know you won’t be happy with the outcome. I think it is time for the team with the best record to have home field advantage in the World Series.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Thank you! :) This year’s All-Star Game was great, but you probably aren’t so happy that the NL lost. Dont worry, (this is something I say often) There’s always next year!
http://tribechick.mlblogs.com/

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