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July 6, 2008 11:35 AM

Ichiro an All-Star starter

Posted by Jose Romero

The starting lineups for the All-Star Game were announced just a little while ago, and Mariners outfielder Ichiro was voted a starter.

Ichiro, 34, is on the AL squad for the eighth time in his eight seasons in Seattle, and seventh as a starter. Here's a link to the lineups on mlb.com.

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Posted by Roger McDowell

12:14 PM, Jul 06, 2008

Certainly not deserving

Posted by ElScorcho

12:15 PM, Jul 06, 2008

Well, every team needs a player, might as well be the money guy on this sad team. And, no one is doing any better.
They are looking better, but how can they not improve over the "Mac era"?

At least the games are bearable to watch, and I have gotten used to the losses, so a win is exciting again!

My new baseball perspective
Low expectations = Fun

Posted by wag the dog

12:17 PM, Jul 06, 2008

What about Morrow? Granted, he's been setup relief most of the season, but he's dominant. Probably the only Mariner about which that can be said. And Felix most of the time.

Posted by playa

12:55 PM, Jul 06, 2008

From MLB.com: The AL pitching staff is as follows and was also largely elected by the players: Duchscherer is joined by fellow starters Roy Halladay of the Blue Jays, Cliff Lee of the Indians, Scott Kazmir of the Rays, and Joe Saunders and Ervin Santana of the Angels. Sherrill, Soria and Nathan are joined by fellow relievers Mariano Rivera of the Yankees, Jonathan Papelbon of the Red Sox and Francisco Rodriguez of the Angels.

The 2003 season marked the introduction of the players ballot to the All-Star selection process. The players select eight position players and eight pitchers from their respective leagues, adding the designated hitter when the game is held in an AL park. After that process is complete, the managers add another seven and the 32nd roster spot is picked by the fans via the Final Vote on MLB.com.

Posted by Bums

1:06 PM, Jul 06, 2008

Darn. Now Morrow won't make it. Hard to justify two players from a terrible team.

Posted by wag the dog

2:33 PM, Jul 06, 2008

Nice to see Sherril get recognized. And by nice I mean nice for him. Just another sucko reminder of Bill Bavasi for us.

Posted by doug

3:07 PM, Jul 06, 2008

he does not deserve to be there AT ALL

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