I’ll give everybody the gist right from the top: The National League wins the All-Star Hottie game by a nose. Or a well-developed forearm. According to the profoundly accurate scientific formula of Andrea Thinks You Are or Are Not Cute, the NL has 21 Hotties and the AL has 20. Congratulations, NL! Will they win the actual All-Star game? Probably not. The American League has been handily kicking the NL’s ass for the last few years. Nine years, to be exact. 2002 was a 7-7 tie when the game was called and I’m sure that was the NL’s year, but we’ll never know. The last time the NL won, John Smoltz was the starting pitcher. He’s an All-Star again this year, so maybe he’ll bring the NL some good luck.
Come join me after the jump for the Hotties who got bids to the All-Star Fraternity and the candidates for the Final Vote…..
Update: I could not resist adding a little Astros love at the bottom. What a starting duo…
Kicking it off with the American League starters, it appears that the Detroit Tigers are heartily represented. They have 3 starters and all are Hotties with a capital “ROWR!” Magglio Ordonez is patrolling the outfield, Placido Polanco is taking 2nd base and Ivan Rodriguez is behind the plate.
Awww, Pudge and Maggs together. So cute!
The Team That Shall Not Be Named is covering the left side of the infield for the, oh, 49th year in a row with Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter. And you know what? I think they are both good-looking men, so here they are:
There’s a joke here to be made here about a double play….
Rounding out the starters are the Angels’ Vlad Guerrero, Seattle’s Ichiro and Boston’s Big Papi. Moving on to the pitchers, we have a myriad of Hotties takin’ the mound. We’ve got Texas Gal’s own Josh Beckett and Jon Papelbon from Boston:
Woo woo. I’d catch for them.
Catch their smoochies!
We have some of my personal favorites in Oakland’s Dan Haren, KC’s Gil Meche and Minnesota’s Johan Santana.
We like them all.
Also joining the bullpen are John Lackey, Bobby Jenks, JJ Putz, Francisco Rodriguez, CC Sabathia and Mr. No-No Himself, Justin Verlander:
Do you need to be warmed up, Justin?
The rest of the American League team includes: Victor Martinez, Jorge “Fievel” Posada, Justin Morneau, Carlos Guillen, Michael Young, Mike Lowell, Carl Crawford, Torii “Look Out for that Wall” Hunter, Manny “Jammies” Ramirez, Alex Rios and my personal favorites Brian Roberts and Grady Sizemore.
See, he likes to play in the dirt! …..and this one: Great Ass.
Turning to the National League starters, the New York Metropolitans did quite well for themselves, with 3 starters: Jose Reyes and David Wright are covering the left side of the infield and Carlos Beltran is prowling around in center. (I really think in a battle for Left Side of the Infield Hotness Supremacy, Reyes and Wright kick A-Rod and Jeter’s ass. Let’s fill a pool with JELL-O and find out.)
Goodness. I don’t even have a good caption.
I’m too busy cleaning the drool off my keyboard.
Rounding out the starters, we have two creaky old men patrolling the outfield and trying not to break a hip in Ken Griffey Jr. and Barry Bonds. Russell Martin is behind the plate, Prince Fielder is on first and Hottie Chase Utley is handling second.
He can chase me……
The NL pitching staff that will be assigned the arduous task of putting up with Warlock LaRussa’s crazy substitutions includes Hotties Jake Peavy and Ben Sheets:
I’m shy and sensitive………….I’m scruffy and dangerous.
The rest of the rotation includes Francisco Cordero, Brian Fuentes, Cole Hamels, Trevor Hoffman, Brad Penny, Takashi Saito, John Smoltz, Jose Valverde and Billy Wagner. Coming in off the bench for the long ball are Best Rivalry in Baseball Hotties Derrek Lee and Albert Pujols.
What a great picture. So intense. Mmmm mmmm.
Completing the NL dugout are Dmitri Young, Orlando Hudson, JJ Hardy, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Holliday, Carlos Lee, Aaron Rowand, Alfonso Soriano, and my personal favorites Brian McCann and Freddy Sanchez.
It’s obvious he belongs on LaRussa’s team……….I love the glee on Freddy’s face.
Finally, a special shout-out to the fine players who are poppin’ their All-Star Game cherries. The AL has two first-timers in Placido Polanco and Justin Morneau.
That’s right, spray some champagne!
You’re both going to your first All-Star game!
The NL has a whopping eight first-timers, including Orlando Hudson, Jose Valverde, Prince Fielder, JJ Hardy, Russell Martin, Takashi Saito and Clare’s Boyfriends Aaron Rowand and Cole Hamels. Congrats to all the All-Stars, old and new.
I think that pic of Rowand is incredibly sexy. I need help.
It’s double sexy when you see the catch that caused it.
Also, isn’t Hamels adorable?
Finally, there is the annual Final Vote. This year, the American League candidates are Jeremy Bonderman, Kelvim Escobar, Roy Hallday, Pat Neshek and Hideki Okajjima. Based on the other scientific formula of Vote for the Cutest, I’m throwing my endorsement to Pat Neshek, a reliever for the Minnesota Twins that I hadn’t even heard of until the All-Star teams were announced. Where has this fella been all my life? Plus, this season he’s pitched 39.1 innings, has an era of 1.37 and has recorded 47 Ks. Good for you, Pat!
He’s the one in the middle. Woo woo.
The National League candidates are Tom Gorzelanny, Roy Oswalt, Brandon Webb, Chris Young and Carlos Zambrano. This one was a lot easier for me to decide because I’ve always been inexplicably, ridiculously attracted to Roy Oswalt. He’s all tall and lanky and kinda gritty-lookin’. Dirrty. Rowr.
I cannot explain it, but I want to run away with Roy Oswalt.
Update: Due to being home today and surfing the net, I found this side-by-side pic:
There you have it Ladies and gentlemen, your 2007 All Star Teams. Go vote so that we have Pat and Roy to look at on July 10th too! And finally:
You’ll always be my All Star, Scott Rolen.
Yikes! Cruising along and then a scary black eye picture!
Agreed on Pat Neshek though.
What a roster full of hotties! I really gotta commend the fans out there for voting for what really matters.
And Rowand! Yeah! What a shocking, well deserved surprise!
Brilliant post. We really are in for a treat at this year’s game.
Rowand’s not scary! He’s all bad-ass and sexy.
Thanks Texy! I love the All-Star break. I totally fell in love with the HR Derby the year I was 16 and my brother’s basketball team and I were in a hotel room at Disney World and everybody picked a guy before it started and I picked Jim Thome and he won. Started a giant love affair between me and the Derby.
Andie, don’t call Bacon Pants my boyfriend: Tex might cut me. He belongs to her, and I nibble at him occasionally.
Cole, on the other hand? All mine.
LA, you better go lie down for a while. Till the fever passes.
God I love Aaron Rowand.
Re: Roy Oswalt
He’s all tall and lanky and kinda gritty-lookin’. Dirrty. Rowr.
And he’s hung like a Kentucky Derby winner. That bulge is always there and it’s not a cup.
Ukraine, interestingly enough I am home today with a very sore throat and a pretty high fever. Neat! Hey, look — a 6’0 bunny!
I’m sorry Clare. She got the Red Sox, you got the Phillies, everybody wins!
Henry, I didn’t wanna say it, but yes. That has not escaped my attention.
My boys are going to San Francisco, and I’ll keep John Maine company over the break.
LA, I know. I’ve been watching you on webcam all day. Had it install over the weekend. Bet you never find where the camera is.
Let me add. Feel better and take care of yourself.
Ukraine, that is hilarious! And scary.
And thanks, I’m trying.
Just wonderful, none of you called dibs on the yankee boys, can I have at em?.
Great post. Can’t wait for the game.
Cowgal, they are all yours. Though I have always had a thing for Pettitte. When he and Oswalt were in Houston, there were days when I contemplated switching my allegiance.
This is the perfect post to accompany my excitement for the hottness of the All-Star game, so thank you. My boyfriend told me yesterday (during a yummy David Allen Wright moment, Mets/Phils) that he cannot believe how excited I get by “so many different men, that all look so very different” (nevermind the fact that he doesn’t love baseball anywhere near as much as I do, but that’s a whole different conversation) when he clearly only has a handful of women he goes so crazy for. I jokingly blamed his lack of interest in the WNBA, to which he responded, “Nevermind…I just hope I never have to fight David Allen Wright for you.” To which I immediately day-dreamed, “A girl could only hope”.
Well, if Oswalt is running around out there sans cup as a pitcher, he is practically begging to never have children. That would just be stupid.
It is too a cup…that dude who wrote that is a retard. No guy sticks out that much in an oval shape. He’s a pitcher. Its a cup. Duh.
Texy you need to flex a little muscle here and get Okie in the All-Star game.
Lady A- THANKS SO MUCH!!! But i read the whole list and relized I don’t get any Chipper time. :(
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chase…david…aaron…and cole…all on the same team. (ok, so all of them but david usually ARE on the same team, whatever!)
my little heart can’t take it!!!
A mention of Cole Hamels without a picture? I feel robbed. Or was I drunk and missed it?
Grady with the grand slam tonight in gratitude for this lofty honor…
chitowntiger, there IS a pic of cole hamels…baby!cole, to the right of fencesmashingaction!aaron. so cute.
Chitown, dont’ feel bad. Sometimes the pictures don’t load. Hit refresh, you’ll be fine.
Matt, I told him he’d be featured here and he said, “For you, baby, grand slam.”
Enough love. Dish with some hate. As someone who has been proven by vote to be less cute than Dan Shanoff, I want someone to feel prettier than on the All Star rosters. I’m thinking Big Z, but I need Ladies… backing. Notties list?
We’re all about the love here, DMtShooter.
Nobody wants to get called out for being a “Nottie.”
I think Big Z is hot.
But he’s certainly not pretty.
haha, I can completely understand running away with Oswalt.
YES! Somebody gets me! Thank you, Stephanie.
i love brian roberts but you should have nick markakis too
it is funny to see people talkinf about freddy sanchez and how people say he is hot and stuff becasue he is my cousin.
I LOVE it, finally I find another chick that looks at baseball players the way guys look at female reporters. That being said, I really do know baseball, but I SO enjoy looking at the cute players.
John Smoltz is now with the Red Sox. WOW, he is really in shape and what a GREAT ASS. He has surpassed my lust for Jason Varitek. I love an older guy that is in shape.
haha my boyfriend looks like brian mccann.
josh beckett sports a huge cup bulge. at times it’s unreal