First all-star balloting update has been posted:AL:
1B Jason Giambi, Yankees 376,307
2B Alfonso Soriano, Rangers 729,949
3B Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 558,880
SS N. Garciaparra, Red Sox 412,742
C Ivan Rodriguez, Tigers 516,332
OF Vladimir Guerrero, Angels 637,515
OF Manny Ramirez, Red Sox 626,272
OF Johnny Damon, Red Sox 360,755 NL:
1B Albert Pujols, Cardinals 449,708
2B Jeff Kent, Astros 500,876
3B Scott Rolen, Cardinals 461,194
SS Adam Everett, Astros 302,310
C Mike Piazza, Mets 500,446
OF Barry Bonds, Giants 647,183
OF Sammy Sosa, Cubs 586,479
OF Ken Griffey Jr., Reds 364,997
Yawn. Same ol', same ol', with a few odd exceptions...
Meanwhile, my injury plagued Angels
limped through May, and hit the skids a bit the last couple weeks - enough to the point where they went and signed recent retiree Raul Mondesi.
Sucks when half of your starting lineup is on the shelf for nearly the whole season.
have also (expectedly) come crashing back down to Earth with a giant thud
! Didn't expect them to do much this year, so that flash in the pan April/early May was certainly more exciting than most of us around here ever expected. But it's back to reality now. Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.
Unfortunately, the Giants
have finally caught fire now, with 10 wins in a row.
And on the flip side, the dreaded Yanks
have ascended to their usual spot atop the AL throne.
I'll refrain from worrying about baseball though, until my basketball team has finished handling their business...
Then I'll be sure to stop by a little more often and tell you all about how the Angels
are going to bounce back and kick all your asses!