Archive for the ‘All Star Game’ Category

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

2010 Defensive All-Stars With the All-Star Game being played tonight, it’s time to take a look at who the Defensive All-Stars are. While there isn’t a Home Run Derby for defense, these fielders’ contributions have had a tremendous impact on their team’s performance. Here are our current Defensive Runs Saved leaders: 2010 Runs Saved Leaders […]

July 13, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, fielding, John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  2 Comments

The All Star Game at Wrigley Field

The official program of the 1990 ASG I am remembering today the 1990 MLB All Star Game in Wrigley Field. I’m not a bleacher guy (too far away from the action for me) but my tickets were in the Right Field bleachers. I won a lottery that gave me the opportunity to buy a ticket […]

July 14, 2009  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, Chicago, observations, oldschool, on this date, players, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Selig got All Star Game idea from Santo

This morning on the Mike & Mike show on ESPN radio, MLB commissioner Bud Selig told a story I had never heard before.  They were discussing the merits of making the All Star Game “count” by awarding the winning league home field advantage in the World Series. Mike Golic challenged the commissioner on the wisdom […]

July 13, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, biz of baseball, controversy, game day, playoffs  One Comment

First Half Cubs Team Not Successful or Likeable

What can be said of a team that began the season with such high expectations, only to find themselves around .500 going into the All Star Break. They show little glimpses of what we all expected, and just when you think they are going on a roll… the bats fall asleep again. They looked flat […]

July 10, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, observations, players, playoffs, standings, stats  No Comments

See Ted Lilly and all the MLB All Stars in St. Louis

Summer is in full swing and the ballpark is where the fans want to be. And in just a few days, the St. Louis Cardinals and Busch Stadium play host to the season’s biggest party: the MLB All-Star Game. A full lineup of events is on tap, including the Home Run Derby, Futures Game (inluding […]

July 7, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, game day  3 Comments

All Star Loss Could Sting in October

For a team who owns the best home record (37-12) in baseball, the All Star loss for the NL last night could come back to haunt them in October. The AL’s victory gives the American League team home field advantge in the World Series this year, which the Cubs hope/expect to be a participant in. So last […]

July 16, 2008   Posted in: All Star Game  No Comments

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Which All-Stars earned the trip to New York? July 10, 2008 There’s an old saying in Chicago: Vote early, vote often. Well, that certainly seemed to be the case for Cubs fans this season, as seven representatives of the Cubs were selected to play in the All-Star Game. You get the feeling there may have […]

July 11, 2008   Posted in: All Star Game, John Dewan, stats  No Comments

7 Cubs to the All Star Game

Since when did the Cubs move to Boston, NY or LA?  I thought only those cities could get as many as seven of their players to the All Star Game?  Well, for better or worse, 7 Cubs are going.  I’ve blogged a few times (here and here) about how important it is for Cubs fans […]

July 7, 2008   Posted in: All Star Game  No Comments

Last chance to vote for All Stars

It’s Sunday morning. Grab yourself a nice cup of coffee and click here to vote for the best possible NL All Star lineup.  And do it 25 times (that’s legal). Just a few days left to vote so do not delay… As Cubs fans, we should all be very concerned about fielding the best possible […]

June 29, 2008   Posted in: All Star Game  No Comments

Vote with your head, not with your heart

With all this presidential election news whirling around, I am reminded of the significance of this years All Star Game. The Cubs are showing their desire to win the Central Division which could, in-turn, lead to <gasp> an NL Pennant and ultimately World Championship.  Ok, I’m extrapolating a lot here, but the point is this […]

June 3, 2008   Posted in: All Star Game  One Comment