Sunday, July 5, 2009
Congratulations to Hanley Ramirez and Josh Johnson, both of whom were named to the NL All-Star Team today. Hanley will start in his second straight midseason classic, which is impressive since we know he wasn't voted in by legions of Marlins fans. Unlike other shortstops, Hanley's selection was totally earned, and he deserved it. Hopefully he'll avenge his fellow middle-infielder Dan Uggla.
As for Johnson, he is scheduled to pitch the Marlins' final game before the All-Star Break, so if he sees any action in the game, it will probably be an inning or less of relief. I'm fine with that.
Also making the AL All-Star team was former Marlin Josh Beckett.