Not everyone loves
However, the fans select the starters, and the fans picked Puig over Stanton. After
He had been asked to keep the news quiet until the All-Star teams were announced Sunday afternoon.
"I couldn't say anything, so I had to hold it in," Puig said. "I was really happy. I want to thank everyone who voted for me."
Trout was thankful too, but not quite as happy. The Dodgers got four players into the All-Star game, with pitchers
"It sucks," Trout said. "I can't take it away from the A's, they're playing great baseball over there, but seeing [
Richards is 10-2 with a 2.71 earned-run average. He leads the
The AL players chose Masahiro Tanaka of the
The NL players did not select Kershaw, the defending
However, Kershaw still became the first Dodgers player to make at least four consecutive All-Star games since Mike Piazza (1993-97) and the first Dodgers pitcher to do so since Fernando Valenzuela (1981-86).
"I love it," Kershaw said of his selection. "It's not a goal, but to get to go and play with the game's best and to get to be a part of that and get to be associated with those guys, I hope I never take that for granted. That's pretty awesome."
Kershaw was not thrilled last season when NL Manager
"I'd love to do it," Kershaw said. "Obviously, there's a ton of great candidates. I'll be fine either way, but it would definitely be something that would be cool to do, that's for sure."
The Dodgers, as you might have heard a few million times, have not appeared in the
"It's good, I guess," Kershaw said. "I don't like the rule at all. It's supposed to be an exhibition. You're supposed to go have fun and compete, but, at the same time, that shouldn't be the ultimate goal. It should be a really fun time for all of us. Hopefully, Dee steals a few bases and Puig hits a homer and we'll win the game."