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THE RED SOX ARE ALL ALL-STARS

By / 07.07.08

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As part of Yankee Stadium's swan song, it will host this month's MLB All-Star Game, where the hated Red Sox will put four starters in the field and a total of seven players in the home clubhouse.  I'm so conflicted: the Yankee spite is delicious, but I hate to see it come at the hands of Red Sox Nation.

The AL's starting lineup, determined by fan voting, will include 1B Kevin Youkilis, 2B Dustin Pedroia, OF Manny Ramirez, and DH David Ortiz.  Seems pretty fair to me, but then I don't pay attention to stats or — what's the word I'm looking for here? — care, so maybe my opinion should be taken with a shaker of salt.

Over in the National League, Cubs fans proved that they can be almost as annoying and domineering during a good season for the team as Boston fans are, selecting three Cubbies to the starting nine: outfielders Alfonso Soriano and Kosuke Fukudome, and catcher Geovany Soto.  Geovany?  Sounds like the biggest wop catcher since Piazza.  And they both play baseball, too!

Full all-star rosters after the jump. 

AL STARTERS
POS PLAYER TEAM ALL-STAR APPEARANCES
C Joe Mauer Minnesota 2
1B Kevin Youkilis Boston 1
2B Dustin Pedroia Boston 1
3B Alex Rodriguez New York 12
SS Derek Jeter New York 9
OF Josh Hamilton Texas 1
OF Manny Ramirez Boston 12
OF Ichiro Suzuki Seattle 8
DH # David Ortiz Boston 5
PITCHERS
POS PLAYER TEAM ALL-STAR APPEARANCES
RHP @Justin Duchscherer Oakland 2
RHP Roy Halladay Toronto 5
LHP Scott Kazmir Tampa Bay 2
LHP Cliff Lee Cleveland 1
RHP @Joe Nathan Minnesota 3
RHP Jonathan Papelbon Boston 3
RHP Mariano Rivera New York 9
RHP Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles 3
RHP Ervin Santana Los Angeles 1
LHP Joe Saunders Los Angeles 1
LHP @George Sherrill Baltimore 1
RHP @Joakim Soria Kansas City 1
RESERVES
POS PLAYER TEAM ALL-STAR APPEARANCES
C @Dioner Navarro Tampa Bay 1
C Jason Varitek Boston 3
1B Justin Morneau Minnesota 2
2B Ian Kinsler Texas 1
SS Michael Young Texas 5
3B Joe Crede Chicago 1
3B @Carlos Guillen Detroit 3
OF J.D. Drew Boston 1
OF Carlos Quentin Chicago 1
OF Grady Sizemore Cleveland 3
DH Milton Bradley Texas 1

# — won't play due to injury (Note: Bradley replacing Ortiz as starting DH)
@ — selected by manager
* — named as injury replacement 

STARTERS
POS PLAYER TEAM ALL-STAR APPEARANCES
C Geovany Soto Chicago 1
1B Lance Berkman Houston 5
2B Chase Utley Philadelphia 3
3B Chipper Jones Atlanta 6
SS Hanley Ramirez Florida 1
OF Ryan Braun Milwaukee 1
OF Alfonso Soriano Chicago 7
OF Kosuke Fukudome Chicago 1
PITCHERS
POS PLAYER TEAM ALL-STAR APPEARANCES
RHP @Aaron Cook Colorado 1
RHP Ryan Dempster Chicago 2
RHP @Dan Haren Arizona 2
RHP Brad Lidge Philadelphia 2
RHP Tim Lincecum San Francisco 1
RHP Ben Sheets Milwaukee 4
RHP Edinson Volquez Cincinnati 1
LHP @Billy Wagner New York 6
RHP Brandon Webb Arizona 3
RHP Brian Wilson San Francisco 1
RHP Kerry Wood Chicago 2
RHP @Carlos Zambrano CHC 3
RESERVES
POS PLAYER TEAM ALL-STAR APPEARANCES
C Russell Martin Los Angeles 2
C @Brian McCann Atlanta 3
1B Adrian Gonzalez San Diego 1
1B @Albert Pujols St. Louis 7
2B Dan Uggla Florida 1
3B Aramis Ramirez Chicago 2
SS @Cristian Guzman Washington 2
SS Miguel Tejada Houston 5
OF Matt Holliday Colorado 3
OF Ryan Ludwick St. Louis 1
OF Nate McLouth Pittsburgh 1
# — won't play due to injury
@ — selected by manager
* — named as injury replacement

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