"The fans got it right"
Nice line by John Shea of the SF Chronicle in his coverage of the NL blowout of the All-Star Game following the whinefest about Giant fans voting in Melky Cabrera, Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey as starters.The LA Times -- which has pretty crappy baseball coverage -- decided to bitch and moan about it.
Mets fans complained justifiably about David Wright and RA Dickey not starting. Here's the thing -- let's say David Wright had started instead of Pablo Sandoval. Would Wright have hit a 3-run triple in the first? Would Dickey have been able to mow down the AL in the first and second, throwing to Buster Posey? We'll never know. We do know this -- thanks to the Giants, the NL will have home field advantage in the 2012 World Series.
I can hardly wait for Lance Pugmire of the LA Times to weigh in with a follow to his article about how awful it is that the fans voted in 3 Giants. I'm not holding my breath.
Earth to Lance -- It's an exhibition game. So what if the fans didn't meet your standards? And let me add that perhaps if the Wifi at Chavez Latrine actually WORKED, maybe the results would have been different.