Daily Archives: July 7, 2008

July 7, 2008

Central Well-represented in All Star Game

Despite early-season predictions of the Central again being the weakest division in the National League, that hasn’t been the case in the first half, especially judging by the number of players representin’ the NLC.

Led largely by Chicago not sucking for a change, 7 Cubs were placed on the team. Geovany Soto, Kosuke Fukudome, and Alfonso Soriano were all voted on as starters, although Soriano is injured and probably won’t play.

Lance Berkman and Ryan Braun round out the other fan-voted starters from the Central. Not bad for last year’s weakest division. 5 of the 8 starting spots. And there’s a great chance that either Edinson Volquez–the Reds token star–or Carlos Zambrano will start the game.

How the pathetic have risen.

Position Player Team
C Geovany Soto Cubs
1B Lance Berkman Astros
OF Ryan Braun Brewers
OF Kosuke Fukudome Cubs
OF Alfonso Soriano Cubs
Position Player Team
P Ryan Dempster Cubs
P Ben Sheets Brewers
P Edinson Volquez Reds
P Kerry Wood Cubs
P Carlos Zambrano Cubs
Position Player Team
1B Albert Pujols Cardinals
SS Miguel Tejada Astros
3B Aramis Ramirez Cubs
OF Ryan Ludwick Cardinals
OF Nate McLouth Pirates