I'm taking a moment away from my regularly scheduled program to urge everyone not to vote for Jason Giambi for the all-star game.
As if we don't see enough Yankees and Red Sox every day anyway. First Jeter and his .281-.343-.385 line gets voted in to start ahead of Micheal Young . OK fine, fans are dumb. Then they put Varitek and his -2.4 VORP in there. Jesus, that guy shouldn't even be starting, much less making the all-star team. And now they want us to vote for Giambi? Fooey.
First of all, anyone notice who's leading the AL East and all of major-league baseball? 55 wins? Eh, Rays get two.
Second, he's basically as agile as a trained circus bear defensively. He should be disqualified on that alone.
Third, Roberts in particular is far more deserving. Longoria is too, and if nothing else I'm voting for him to correct the Rays' snub. And if people want to rally around another big media market, Dye deserves it more than Giambi too. Jose Guillen doesn't belong in the AS Game either, but no one's going to vote for the Royal anyway.
Fourth, he's so clearly still on the juice.
Considering the size of the media market and the way fans vote for the home town players, you have to think he's the favorite. We who know that there is major league baseball played outside NY and Boston need to rally.