Showing posts with label all-star game. Show all posts
Showing posts with label all-star game. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vote Swisher
















We love Swisher here at TheChuckKnoblog, and a great site has been started up to get Swish into the ASG. VOTESWISHER was established by three Yankee fans. Since he is not on the ballot you need to write him in. Click here to get to the ballot and let's try to get Nick on the All-Start team.

Monday, July 14, 2008

All Star Fan Fest

Two days ago I attended the All Star Fan Fest in the Javits center in New York. This was a great great event well worth the 30$ admission. The fan Fest is a convention of baseball that includes everything from interactive games to signed and game worn merchandise. If you are even remotely a fan of baseball it is the place to be. The hall of fame and silent auction exhibits were incredible. They included everything from the Mets 86 World Series trophy to Thurmon Munson's credit cards.

Check out the pictures I took Here

All-Star Lineups Announced

AMERICAN LEAGUE LINEUP
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Derek Jeter SS
Josh Hamilton CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Manny Ramirez LF
Milton Bradley DH
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Joe Mauer C
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Cliff Lee RHP

NATIONAL LEAGUE LINEUP
Hanley Ramirez SS
Chase Utley 2B
Lance Berkman 1B
Albert Pujols DH
Chipper Jones 3B
Matt Holliday RF
Ryan Braun LF
Kosuke Fukudome CF
Geovany Soto C
Ben Sheets RHP

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Game 94: Yankees at Blue Jays

YANKEES (49-44)
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Posada DH
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Cano 2B
Moeller C
Gardner LF
Rasner RHP (4-7) vs Litsch (8-5)

TV: YES Network
RADIO: WCBS 880

Notes: I am going to the fan-fest today at 2 so I will give you a post later with details.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Final Vote!!


VOTE FOR THE STACHE 

I just wanted to spread the word and try to get the four people who read this blog (all four of my grandparents) to vote for the Stache for the All-Star Game. I mean really there is already a blog devoted to that furry thing above his lip. Girardi is even behind it! 
So is cranky old Moose!
As you can see the support is widespread from Blonde Bimbos to old crossword totting cranks everyone want the Stache to be an All-Star.
To celebrate I will share with you one of the funniest articles I have read this month from the fellows over at The Sports Hernia.

Here is is:

State Trooper Giambi Reports for Duty

By B. Weiss

NEW YORK – Jason Giambi is taking his new moustache to a different level.  After growing his perfect ‘stache, he immediately assumed the role of State Trooper Giambi, which started as tongue-and-cheek nickname, but has turned into a full-on personality.

Arnie Grape Climbs Water Tower
State Trooper Giambi is not fucking around.

“I was playing first base and Giambi got a walk, which is always nice to exchange some words with him, but things got weird,” said White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko.  “He said ‘Sir, license and registration please.’ I laughed and thought he was joking.  Well, as soon as he got me in a choke hold and cuffed me with his batting gloves, I knew this was no joke.”

This bizarre change of personality is making fellow police officer Olden Polynice very jealous.  “I was watching that game, and I said, it is about time someone arrested that bastard,” said Polynice, from his barracks in Arkham Asylum. 

Fellow teammate and another recent moustachee, Johnny Damon, said he thought Jason looked real cool and mentioned he should be a State Trooper for Halloween.  “Well, that was the beginning of the end for us. Since then he has arrested Cano, Carbrera, Posada and Rivera and threatened to deport their asses.  He also gave a speeding ticket to the groundskeeper mowing the outfield.” 

News is spreading fast across the American League.  Players are cleaning up their acts everywhere, especially first basemen. 

“The other night skip wanted me to play some first base against the Yankees,” said Red Sox David Ortiz.  “ I said no way, I told skip I have not seen my Visa in a couple of months, and there is no way State Trooper Giambi is going to bust me.”

Bud Selig is giddy as hell and asked if State Troopers had the authority to bust steroid dealers, much to his dismay they can only bust them if they are transporting the drugs.  However, several other commissioners have expressed interest in Giambi. David Stern wants to make him a referee.

“I spoke with Mr. Stern the other day, but contractually it is not possible,” said Yankees GM Brian Cashman.  “Jason is a little different and he gets some slack around here, but we had to put our foot down last week when he showed up to the ball park and his Mercedes has police lights, a siren and shotgun in the front seat.  We told him to lose the shotgun.” 

Giambi could not be reached for comment because he was setting up a speed trap on the Taconic State Parkway.

 
Great stuff. My hat is off to those guys.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

All Star Teams Revealed

AMERICAN LEAGUE STARTERS

First base: Kevin Youkilis (Boston)
Second base: Dustin Pedroia (Boston)
Shortstop: Derek Jeter (New York)
Third base: Alex Rodriguez (New York)
Catcher: Joe Mauer (Minnesota)
Outfield: Josh Hamilton (Texas)
Outfield: Manny Ramirez (Boston)
Outfield: Ichiro Suzuki (Seattle)
DH: David Ortiz (Boston) *

Pitchers:
Mariano Rivera (New York)
Scott Kazmir (Tampa Bay)
George Sherill (Baltimore)
Roy Halladay (Toronto)
Jonathan Papelbon (Boston)
Justin Duchscherer (Oakland)
Joe Nathan (Minnesota)
Joakim Soria (Royals)
Cliff Lee (Indians)
Francisco Rodriguez (Los Angeles)
Ervin Santana (Los Angeles)
Joe Saunders (Los Angeles)

Reserves:
J.D. Drew (Boston)
Jason Varitek (Boston)
Joe Crede (Chicago)
Carlos Quentin (Chicago)
Grady Sizemore (Cleveland)
Carlos Guillen (Detroit)
Justin Morneau (Minnesota)
Milton Bradley (Texas)
Ian Kinsler (Texas)
Michael Young (Texas)
Dioner Navarro (Tampa Bay)

NATIONAL LEAGUE STARTERS

First base: Lance Berkman (Houston)
Second base: Chase Utley (Philadelphia)
Shortstop: Hanley Ramirez (Florida)
Third base: Chipper Jones (Atlanta) *
Catcher: Geovany Soto (Chicago)
Outfield: Ryan Braun (Milwaukee)
Outfield: Alfonso Soriano (Chicago) *
Outfield: Kosuke Fukudome (Chicago)

Pitchers:
Aaron Cook (Colorado)
Tim Lincecum (San Francisco)
Dan Haren (Arizona)
Ben Sheets (Milwaukee)
Carlos Zambrano (Chicago)
Brandon Webb (Arizona)
Ryan Dempster (Chicago)
Brian Wilson (San Francisco)
Edinson Volquez (Cincinnati)
Kerry Wood (Chicago)
Brad Lidge (Philadelphia)
Billy Wagner (New York)

Reserves:
Brian McCann (Atlanta)
Aramis Ramirez (Chicago)
Matt Holiday (Colorado)
Dan Uggla (Florida)
Miguel Tejada (Houston)
Russell Martin (Los Angeles)
Nate McLouth (Pittsburgh)
Albert Pujols (St. Louis)
Ryan Ludwick (St. Louis)
Adrian Gonzalez (San Diego)
Cristian Guzman (Washington)

* Injured, may be replaced on team.


UPDATE: Giambi was not named as a starter but he was named a Final Vote Candidate 

Here are the other Final Vote Players:

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Jermaine Dye, White Sox
Jason Giambi, Yankees
Jose Guillen, Royals
Evan Longoria, Rays
Brian Roberts, Orioles

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pat Burrell, Phillies
Corey Hart, Brewers
Carlos Lee, Astros
Aaron Rowand, Giants
David Wright, Mets

Go here to vote

Monday, June 16, 2008

All Star Ticket Pre-Sale Today

UPDATE: I have just received and e-mail telling me that the All-Star Game has been SOLD OUT.....I got on line at 10, when the pre-sale started and I was still unable to get ticket for it......CRAZY. There goes 7+ hours of my life.  

UPDATE (5:08): SEVEN HOURS!!!!! STILL WAITING

UPDATE (3:09): Five hours later still nothing. 

All Star Game ticket pre-sale begins today and for two and a half hours I have been dozing in front of my computer screen just waiting for my pre-sale password. I already have tickets to the celebrity softball game and that is all that I really want to see (sarcasm). P-Diddy (or Diddy or Puff Daddy whatever you want to call that hooligan) swinging at an oversized ball is not what i had in mind for my All-Star break.