|Posted by cardsramslakers10 on July 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM|
So this year in the MLB All Star Game there are 84 players in it!! Part of it has do with all the SP's that pitched Sunday that are not eligilble to play in Phoenix on Tuesday. Then there are other players such as Derek Jeter and Aramis Ramirez who just don't want to play.
The All Star Game has turned into the Pro Bowl, where players just don't want to play. Aramis Ramirez of the Chicago Cubs was asked to the All Star Game by manager Bruce Bochy and Ramirez declined to spend time with family in Dominican Republic. Then you have Derek Jeter who just doesn't want to play or even show up down there in Phoenix to even tip his cap to the fans and have MLB celebrate his 3000 hits.
Now there are players that are hurt that just can't play such as Jose Reyes, Ryan Braun, Shane Victorino, Placido Polanco and Chipper Jones on the NL Roster. For the AL Roster Alex Rodriguez, Jon Lester, David Price and Mariano Rivera.
Then there are the SP who can't pitch because they are ineligible, NL SPs Matt Cain & Cole Hamels. AL SPs Felix Hernandez, CC Sabathia (who replaced James Shields who pitched Sunday), James Shields and Justin Verlander. So after all of the players who just don't want to play it ends up being 84 totall players in this years All Star Game. So hopefully the game turns out to be good.