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  1. June 1, 2009 at 3:24 am | | Reply

    Here is the thing about MLB and other leagues’ all-star games, they are set up differently. In the MLB after what seems like 2 weeks teams put out the 8 position players that they want on the ballot. In other leagues any player is eligible for the most part.

    Since Manny was not suspended when this list of players was released from the Dodgers then he is still allowed to be voted for. Now as a fan do you not vote for your guys? Let run this back, if he was still on the Sox and got suspended would Red Sox Nation not vote for him? I think the fan base is right in voting for their guy. I do however think his name should be removed from consideration since he hasn’t produced numbers over the same length of time as everyone else on the ballot.

  2. June 1, 2009 at 9:20 am | | Reply

    first off, it’s in the collective bargaining agreement that if he’s voted in, he can play. It’s the fans that are stupid here for voting him in. Secondly, what he should do is issue a statement or have his publicist write and issue a coherent statement saying that it isn’t right to keep voting for him and vote in the players who have busted their asses for their respective teams and are having great first halves. Kind of like what Chris Singleton said for him to do yesterday on ESPN. It’s nothing to do with people trying to prove 2 Bud Selig that the system is flawed if you ask me..maybe somewhat— but the majority of people voting at the parks are kids who just love the funny guy with the dreadlocks and his whole Manny being Manny persona.

    1. June 1, 2009 at 5:03 pm | | Reply

      So the question goes, is it a fans game? Do non MLB fans vote?

      I think there needs to be a minimum number of games to be allowed in. 75%

  3. June 1, 2009 at 9:57 am | | Reply

    ha… Gansie you’re still fired up from that A-Roid post on another blog site we know about! ha….you’re going off topic in your other reply! It’s like going to confession @ church.. those who wipe themselves clean and admit their wrongdoings are forgiven— like it or not!! ha..

  4. June 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm | | Reply

    Gansie, A-Roid is the most hated guy in baseball! There will be mental *asterisks on everything he ever did in the game. The same as Bonds. And you know what? It’s a damn shame they had to use because those two guys are two of the best ballplayers ever and they didn’t need that crap. I think it was a “keepin with the Jones'” type of thing w/both of them. They figured, sh*t, “I’m better than all of these goons out there using so in order to keep the gap the same while they’re all using, I have to use”.. It all stinks, I agree.

  5. June 1, 2009 at 5:37 pm | | Reply

    I say that Manny shouldn’t play. I agree with Jim that there should be a requirement that a certain amount of games need to be played in order to participate in the All Star Game. The fans voting for players makes an All Star game what it is, which is a showcase for the fans.

  6. Will E.
    June 2, 2009 at 12:04 am | | Reply

    This sort of thing happens all the time. Big name players get injured and some dont even play a single game but get voted into the all star game because “fans” see the famous athlete and vote for him. One instance I remember off the top of my head, the first year after nomar garciaparra left the redsox and went to the cubs he got voted into the allstar game even though he was injured for the first half of the season. I bet half the people voting for Manny Ramirez dont even know that he is suspended. Manny should come out and say that he wont play in the all star game because its not fair to the other players blah blah blah. But who knows, its Manny Ramirez anything can happen.

  7. Fredi
    November 12, 2009 at 3:39 pm | | Reply

    They should let manny play in 2009 all star game because his better than everybody.

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