Tuesday, July 11, 2006
2006 All-Star Game
Tonight is the 2006 All-Star Game, a game in which the best of the best of the best compete head to head in dream match ups that we can only imagine. The best hitter staring down the best pitcher; the best fielder robbing a home run, the best runner stealing on the best catcher, and the best managers facing each other for the first time since last year's World Series.
But sometimes the best aren’t recognized. Many stars have been omitted from this year's game. Stars like Boston's Curt Schilling and New York's Mike Mussina and Jason Giambi will get a couple days rest and watch it all on TV.
Tonight marks the 77th time the American League will take on the National League in a battle of ragging rights and home field advantage in the World Series. The American League has won every game from 1997 with a game-winning home run from Cleveland's Sandy Alomar Jr, to a football score Coors Field rampage, followed up by a Hank Blalock walk-off and a Roger Clemens meltdown.
Anything can happen in an All-Star Game as history proves.
Four of you Yankees have earned the right to go to the Classic. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez earned the distinction of starting in their respective position, while Robinson Cano and Mariano Rivera cap off the reserves.
Unfortunately, Cano will be unable to play due to a hamstring injury.
We are still having a contest.
All you have to do is guess who the winner of the All-Star Game is going to be and the final score. For an additional 50 BE credits, you need to name the MVP.
You will get 10 credits for the correct league winner, and the one who closest guesses the score will earn 25 credits giving you a possible total of 85 credits to be won tonight.
Posted by Steve Kenul at 7:26 AM
Steve Kenul posted at 11:06 PM
Congrats to Chadgramling, winner of the 100 credit contest. After the seven day wait, I will award you the credits.