All Star voting has begun and two of the names I had thought I would be endorsing are out of contention,
Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard. With the competition at short stop, it
will be very hard with his injury for J-Roll to get the nod from the
voters. Howard’s dismal start obviously will keep him from election.
Four Philadelphia Phillies are very deservent of making the team. They
are Chase Utley, Brad Lidge, Pat Burrell, and Cole Hamels. It is safe
to say that Utley will win by a landslide. It will be interesting to
see how Burrell does with the fans. Being so streaky and having never
made the team before, it may be hard for him to get votes. Hamels and
Lidge will go at the managers discretion. Clint Hurdle picks all of the
pitchers which in my opinion is ridiculous but that is how it has
Be sure to vote early and often. Ballots are available at Citizens Bank Park and you can also vote by clicking on the “Vote Here” link of this page. Happy voting!