Phillies Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon and Carlos Ruiz will suit up for the National League in this year’s All-Star Game, to be played at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, July 10. Carlos Ruiz, elected as a reserve at catcher, is a first-time All-Star and is currently leading the NL in batting average (.358). Hamels (10-4, 3.08 ERA) is going to his third All-Star Game and Papelbon (18 saves) his fifth.
I feel it’s a travesty that our fans couldn’t get Chooch into the game as the starter. If we had spent a little less time complaining and instead of voting, Chooch would have been behind the dish to start the game.
I’m just glad he’s going, as he really deserved it.