Announcing the Kings of Kauffman All-Star Team
While Kings of Kauffman should be your first stop on the internet as a Royals fan, we know Kansas City doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We’re all fans of the Royals because we’re fans of baseball, and, as such, one of the more exciting and interesting parts of the season is the All-Star break.
Sure a little bit of the luster has come off with interleague play showcasing National League teams to American League fans and vice versa, but when else do you get such a collection of major league baseball talent in one place for one game? Only the second week in July (unless you’re Jon Miller and Joe Morgan and it’s a Red Sox/Yankees Sunday night game on ESPN).
Tom, Wally and myself cast our ballots for our 2010 All-Star starting lineups, choosing those who we thought were most deserving of starting the All-Star Game. So without further adieu…
|Kings of Kauffman All-Star Team|
|National League||American League|
|C Miguel Olivo||C Joe Mauer*|
|1B Albert Pujols*||1B Miguel Cabrera|
|2B Brandon Phillips||2B Robinson Cano*|
|SS Hanley Ramirez#||SS Elvis Andrus*|
|3B Ryan Zimmerman||3B Evan Longoria*|
|OF Andre Ethier||OF Alex Rios|
|OF Marlon Byrd||OF Carl Crawford|
|OF Josh Willingham||OF Josh Hamilton|
|DH Chase Utley^||DH Justin Morneau|
|SP Roy Halladay||SP Francisco Liriano|
* denotes unanimous selection
# replaced injured Troy Tulowitski
^ highest vote getter who did not win his position’s voting
Fun to see Miguel Olivo there, huh?
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