All-Star Break

This year’s MLB All –Star selection process has had its share of controversies, which I believe will be there no matter how the players are chosen.
But I was driving home, I think Friday night, listening to a Astro’s game on the radio (against Pittsburgh) and they were talking about the quality of the Pirates outfield.
So I did some leg work and wow we’re they right.Except for Hits, the Pirate outfield tops both starting league’s All-Star outfields.

Pirates Outfield
Nate McLouth-----97-----17-----.529-----.280
Jason Bay-----93-----17-----.530-----.292
Xavier Nady-----91-----12-----.534-----.322
NL All-Star Outfield
Ryan Braun (MIL)-----101-----22-----.548-----.284
Kosuke Fukudome (CHC)-----88-----7-----.417-----.285
Alfonso Soriano (CHC)-----60-----15-----.547-----.283
AL All-Star Outfield
Josh Hamilton (TEX)-----109-----19-----.544-----.301
Manny Ramirez (BOS)-----88-----17-----.500-----.280
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)-----113-----3-----.544-----.309
That really impressive.


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-Leonard Cohen