Despite having a lead of over 300,000 votes just days before yesterday’s All-Star voting deadline, David Wright will not start this year’s All-Star game in Kansas City.
Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who surged ahead in the voting in the final days, is batting .307 with six home runs and 25 RBI this season and got the nod over Wright.
This is a huge snub. No doubt about it. Of course, David will still play in the game, but starting is a huge honor and one that he definitely deserves.
This is one of the problems with fans voting. The fanbase that “wants it more” will usually win and in this case, they did. Giant fans just out-voted Mets fans, snubbing Wright of a spot that should be his. David’s been one of baseball’s best hitters this season and Pablo Sandoval has only played half the year! Oh well. We’ll get over it.
On a more positive note, R.A. Dickey was also selected to the All-Star game, the first selection of his career. However, Johan Santana was not selected, which wasn’t very surprising considering the deep field of NL starting pitchers this year.
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