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4 Texas Rangers Make All Star Team

Michael Young is going back for the 5th straight year.  Josh Hamilton will start in center.  Milton Bradley will start at DH.  Ian Kinsler will make his first trip as a reserve second baseman.

Here’s more a more indepth take about their All Star selection and why players think more of the Rangers fantastic four than baseball fans.  This is from Jamey Newberg of www.newbergreport.com.

The Rangers will be represented by four players in the All-Star Game: Josh
Hamilton — the only one voted in as a starter — and Ian Kinsler, Michael
Young, and Milton Bradley, each of whom led the player vote.  Notably, it’s
the first time the Rangers will have four position players go.

The significant thing about the player vote with regard to Kinsler, Young,
and Bradley is that they actually received more votes from their peers than
the players who will start received.  Kinsler earned 389 player votes,
Dustin Pedroia 215; Young 470, Derek Jeter 463; Bradley 481, nobody else
listed.

Stated another way, if the players voted for the lineups rather than the
fans, Texas would have four players in the starting nine.

Manager Terry Francona has already said that Bradley will start at DH in
place of the injured David Ortiz. 

It’s the first All-Star Game for all but Young, who will make his fifth
straight trip.
 

Hamilton outdistanced Manny Ramirez late to end up with the lead in the
outfielders’ vote, and only Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter received more
votes than Hamilton among American League players.

As for Kinsler, he finished a very slim 34,243 votes behind Pedroia.
Kinsler received 98.6 percent as many fan votes as Pedroia. 

Rangers medical director and head trainer Jamie Reed will go to the All-Star
Game as well.  It will be his second appearance.

Jamey

www.newdawg.com

Sidney Ponson Faces Rangers Today

Sir Drink A Lot, Sidney Ponson, pitches for the Yankees tonight against the Texas Rangers.

Ponson was told to leave town after being a first class jerk according to Rangers GM Jon Daniels.  Now he takes the ball tonight against the Rangers at Yankee Stadium.

This is from the the New York Daily News:

Less than a month after being cut by Texas, Sidney Ponson will have a chance to get a little payback Wednesday, when he takes the mound against the Rangers.

Although Ponson didn’t speak to New York media Tuesday – claiming that he doesn’t talk the day before he pitches – he did offer these comments to the Dallas Morning News:

“Look, they are just another team,” Ponson said. “I’ve got to try to get them out, and they are going to try to beat my brains in. I have no problem. If there is any problem, it’s for (Rangers GM) Jon Daniels or (Rangers manager) Ron Washington to answer. I’m not going to sit here and talk about what happened in Texas. That’s the past.”

I hope the Rangers light him up tonight.

Roger Clemens Is A Real Playboy

Man, the New York Daily News is on Roger Clemens.  They have tracked down ol boys affairs, and more than the one with country singer Mindy McCready.

This story is…..wow.  “He had chicks stashed in every city – like every athlete, you play golf, you go get drunk and [have sex],” says one source close to Clemens. “In some ways, it’s a lonely life.”

I’d hate to be him right now.  Trying explaining this stuff to your kids and wife Debbie.

Roger Clemens Is Not Credible Anymore

Former and I do mean former, because no team in their right mind would hire Roger Clemens to pitch for them now, expect the Texas Rangers.

Clemens apparently hasn’t been the most faithful husband or teammates through the years according to the New York Daily News.  The Rocket is saying he’s sorry:

On the eighth day, Roger Clemens apologized.

Following a week in which the Daily News reported his affairs with several women, Clemens released a statement Sunday night apologizing for “mistakes in his personal life,” while again denying he ever used performance-enhancing drugs.

“I know that many people want to know what I have to say about the recent articles in the media. Even though these articles contain many false accusations and mistakes, I need to say that I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry,” Clemens said in a statement handed to the Houston Chronicle, a favorite outlet for Clemens and his lawyer Rusty Hardin.

“I have apologized to my family and apologize to my fans,” Clemens said. “Like everyone, I have flaws. I have sometimes made choices which have not been right.”

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I wonder if all those Republicans on Capitol Hill are still behind Clemens.  He’s making those who did look real dumb.