The starters for the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star game have been announced, and the game is a mere week away. It will be the last All-Star game ever played at Yankee Stadium, as the Bronx Bombers move into their new digs next season. While all of the elected starters are obviously talented, only some of them managed to avoid the editing room floor for getting their photos included here – after the jump…
Who am I kidding? They all made the cut!
Catcher, Joe Mauer, Twins
First Base, Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox
Second Base, Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
Third Base, Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
Shortstop, Derek Jeter, Yankees
Outfield, Josh Hamilton, Rangers
Outfield, Manny Ramirez, Red Sox
Outfield, Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
Designated Hitter, David Ortiz, Red Sox
Catcher, Geovany Soto, Cubs
First Base, Lance Berkman, Astros
Second Base, Chase Utley, Phillies
Third Base, Chipper Jones, Braves
Shortstop, Hanley Ramirez, Marlins
Outfield, Ryan Braun, Brewers
Outfield, Kosuke Fukudome, Cubs
Outfield, Alfonso Soriano, Cubs
When doing all the tough “research” for this post, I thought about quoting stats or making predictions. But all I could think of was their smiles, and muscles … their eyes, the scruffy facial hair, and their cute personalities! So I left it alone – the pictures speak for themselves. But tell me what you think in the comments. Who are the best looking reserve nominees? Pitchers? Your favorite players left out?
Well, there you have it. Enjoy! I know you’ll be back.