Get White Sox a Paulstar! Vote Konerko! Vote Early! Vote Often!

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We all know that Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox got ROBBED by not getting an All-Star berth yesterday. But such is life at first base, especially in the American League. It’s just where most of the talent happens to be.  But Konerko is much more than the Sox best, most consistent offensive weapon in the first half of 2011- He’s the team’s captain and clubhouse leader.

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Three reasons why the MLB All-Star Game is the best in sports

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As far as sports all-star games go, the MLB version is far and away the best of the three major sports. Here’s why.

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Delmon Young’s Emergence Drawing National Recognition

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When Delmon Young was traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Minnesota Twins in 2007 as the centerpiece that sent Jason Bartlett and Matt Garza from Minnesota to Tampa, the reaction around Minnesota was mixed. [Read more…]

Vote for Paul Konerko for the AL All-Star Team

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The title of this post says it all

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Rios and Konerko SNUBBED, Matt Thornton makes AL All-Star Squad

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Is this insane? No Paul Konerko or Alex Rios from the Chicago White Sox on the American League All-Star squad?

Konerko, however is one of the five AL finalists in the Major League All-Star Game Final Vote. GO HERE to get him in. (By doing it the Chicago Way- “vote early, vote often,” we’ve had good luck getting Scott Podsednik and A.J. Pierzynski in the game in year’s past, we can do it again).

And at least Matt Thornton, the talented left-handed specialist in the White Sox bullpen made the team. The hard-throwing southpaw in his seventh Major League season, was announced one of seven appointments made by American League manager Joe Girardi during Sunday afternoon’s MLB All-Star Selection Show.

Still, this is not how we had it figured.

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Marlon Byrd is the All-Star Word

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As miserable a season as the Chicago Cubs of had, every Major League Baseball team is allowed one All-Star and outfielder Marlon Byrd has been named to the 2010 National League team on behalf of the Cubs. It is the first All-Star selection of Byrd’s career.

Byrd was selected to the All-Star team by way of voting by the players. The 81st Major League All-Star Game is Tuesday, July 13 in Anaheim.

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White Sox All-Star Candidates and their Respective chances

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So much for the Stanley Cup afterglow Chicago. Patrick Kane isn’t even done with his post celebration alcoholic bender, and we’ve already moved on to discussing a multitude (or “mulletude” in Kaner’s case) of local sports topics:

Our White Sox becoming the hottest team in baseball and climbing back into the race, the Cubs falling further into oblivion as their $18 million dollar pitcher with a five cent head and a 7-yearo-old’s self-control throws a hissy fit, the Bulls reportedly having the best player in basketball, LeBron James and the most valuable Canadian import of this market (Chris Bosh) ready to ink a deal, (and that rumor’s already been shot down), and even the Blackhawks themselves, selling off veterans and doing a ton of draft day wheeling and dealing in order to prepare shelter for their gathering salary cap storm.

But Soxman and I (if we can paraphrase Mark McGwire at the steroid Senate hearings) are not here to talk about the past. Even the recent past. We’re here to discuss the short term future. As in who’s going to represent the White Sox at the Midsummer Classic in Anaheim on the 14th?

By Paul M. Banks and Soxman

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