THIS WEEK’S NL ALL-STAR BALLOT
Call it the Fukodome Effect. How else do you explain the recent results of the NL ballot? Cubs are everywhere. Lee, 2nd. DeRosa, 2nd. Theriot, 3rd. ARam, 2nd. Soto, 1st. And Soriano and Fukodome 1-2 for the outfielders. The great season the Cubs are enjoying has something to do with it. But my money is on all the Fukodome fans from Japan casting a straight Cubs ticket. On to my ballot this week…
OF- Ludwick, McLouth, Burrell
Dropped out: Ryan Braun. Braun is certainly a power phenom. But Pat the Bat is having a monster year, hitting .284/.427/.603. He also has 58 walks. Hard to believe he is already 31.