The All-Snubbed team
It's called the
Some missed their flights to New York because of the rule requiring each team to have at least one All-Star representative. (Raise your hand if you really think
That allowed us to put together a pretty good All-Snubbed team from players not among the 66 originally chosen to the American and National rosters:
First base: Hard to argue with starters
Second base: Take away a .419 average in June and Cleveland's
Third base: One of the deepest positions in both leagues, one that sent
Catcher: The pickings are slim after
Starting pitchers: The category is going to change mightily over the next 24 hours as pitchers who worked this weekend are ruled ineligible for Tuesday. But among the deserving names left off the original All-Star teams are the
Relief pitchers: Baltimore's
Stat watch (All-Star edition)
0: Number of players younger than Washington's 20-year-old
8: Previous All-Star games played in New York (AL leads series, 5-3).
30: Number of players selected to their first All-Star game in 2013, not including injury replacements.