Support the Fish by voting to the All-Star Game the player who best represents the 2013 Marlins: Vote Casey Kotchman! mlb.com/vote
You can have your stupid #AllStarGame We have topless dancers at our ballpark.
Why even require at least one player from every team if you don’t honor that rule. #AllStarGame #Marlins
What if MLB held an All-Star Game and the Marlins weren’t invited? #ASG #Fail
Since Major League Baseball didn’t deem it necessary for the Marlins to be part of its All-Star Game, we looked around Twitter and random found photos of random Marlins fans and will let you decide who should have represented us in Kansas City this year*. Vote at the bottom of the post.
*This is not a contest, we’re just having fun at other people’s expense. We love all you Marlins fans (and Chris Bosh too).
They used to have Marlins at the All-Star Game? MT @Marlins RT if you remember this moment in Marlins All-Star history!
According to the Marlins, MLB has told them they could not announce Stanton’s ASG selection at Marlins Park until 2PM.
Giancarlo Stanton has been named to the 2012 National League All Star team.
Stanton was chosen as a reserve outfielder by NL manager Tony La Russa. He will also participate in the home run derby.
I had the unique opportunity of spending the Monday and Tuesday of the All Star game in the National League locker room and batting cages (I stopped by the AL briefly). Photo above is a hat that Hanley Ramirez had the other All Stars autograph. Photo below is Josh Johnson sitting at one of the many merchandise tables, autographing hundreds of baseballs. Josh went through every single item (baseballs, hats, jerseys, bats, etc. and signed everything. Very few All Stars took the time to do that.
The Fish have formally requested that MLB award the 2015 All-Star Game to the new ballpark in Miami. While MLB usually waits a few years before awarding games to new parks and the team has denied any promise, you have to wonder if there was a wink or a nod from MLB during the negotiation process with the City and County. Regardless, it would be a great way to celebrate the relaunch of baseball in South Florida.
Hanley Ramirez was voted the starting shortstop and Josh Johnson was named a reserve to the 2009 National League All-Star team. Hanley will make his second consecutive start at the All-Star Game while Josh earned his first appearance.
Most of you on the East Coast (we’re out west) were probably sleeping and had a nightmare involving Dan Uggla make three errors and striking out three times (including twice with runners in scoring position). I can tell you that it never happened, the game never happened, this one did not count.
Dan, if you’re reading this, and I’m sure you’re not — stop worrying about it and move on. Thanks to the magic of HDTV it was clear from 3,000 miles away that you were freaking out in your own calm way. Real baseball returns on Friday and you can continue your great season in a critical battle against the first-place Phillies.
Update: To all the non-Marlins fans who are hitting our site today looking for everything and anything about Dan Uggla: He’s ours, he’s great, get over it!
Don’t forget to watch our very own Hanley Ramirez lead-off tonight’s game. Let’s hope that Dan Uggla gets a chance to play too.
Note: Photo above is of Hanley at bat, the last time he and the Marlins played at Yankee Stadium (2006)