The 2009 All Star Game

Here’s a question for you out there, currently, Manny Ramirez is the 4th highest vote getter for outfielders for this season’s All Star game, despite him being out for 50 games for testing positive for steroids. In the AL, Alex Rodriguez is likely to be the leading vote getter at his position. Both players have been linked directly with steroids in the last few months — although supposedly A-Rod’s trangressions were all in the past — but are now in a position to be feted and honored by the sport and the fans. Is this right?

The NFL instituted the “Shawn Merriman Rule” which makes a player who tests positive for PEDs ineligible from the Pro Bowl, should MLB consider something similar?

I’m interested in your opinions out there. Mine is that if you test positive in a season you should be ineligible for any All Star games or post season awards for that season. This is not a directly anti-Manny backlash, but he’s just the first player where this situation has directly come up; there wasn’t a lot of worry about JC Romero getting anywhere near the All Star game before. What do YOU think?

4 Responses to “The 2009 All Star Game”

  1. 1 shatraw
    May 27, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    i’m not sure what i think. it’s confusing.

    i’m also not sure what this says about baseball fans and how we should be using this to get bud selig out of office.

    at least the games are still fun to watch!

    well, the regular season games. the all star game fucking sucks.

    • May 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm

      of course, what mlb is terrified of this because it means more and more steroid stories and that overshadowing everything else.

      I bet selig rigs it. But being selig screws that up too

  2. 3 Garnold
    May 28, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I want Selig to juice up and play in the game in place of Manny. That would be awesome, Bud Selig all twitchy on greenies and anabolic steroids. Please let this happen, MLB.

  3. 4 Bill Macovina
    July 14, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    OUR game, these guys think they’re bigger than the game and are messing with history. MLB and the fans need to get serious – PED are no game.

    Throw the bums out !

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