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Lastings Impression
May 6, 2009 (Baseball Musings delivered by Newstex ) --

A Red Sox fan suggested that Red Sox Nation vote Lastings Milledge onto the all-star team. Unintended consequences? If you are a big fan of a team, and you think your team has a good shot at making the World Series, shouldnt you try to put the worst team for the opposing league on the field? If youre a Dodgers fan right now, dont you want Los Angeles playing with the home field advantage if they get to the World Series? Why would you vote for any good American League players.

Here are my worst ballots. For the AL:1b - Mike Jacobs 2b - Alexi Casilla SS- Adam Everett 3B - Eric Chavez C - Kenji Johjima OF - Carlos Gomez, Ken Griffey, JR, Brett GardnerFor the NL:1B- Casey Kotchman 2B - David Eckstein SS - Luis Rodriguez 3B - Emilio Bonifacio C - Ivan Rodriguez OF - Garret Anderson, Lastings Milledge, Jeff FrancoeurI have submitted this ballot. Maybe everyone should. Then maybe MLB will realize that having the All-Star game bestow home field advantage might cause the fans to game the system in a very negative way. Its one thing to stuff the ballot box for a marginally good player. Its another to vote for bad players so your team gets home field advantage.

Newstex ID: 34707258


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: May 6, 2009

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