The National League or the American League?

Twins HinesCorrespondent IJuly 14, 2008

National or American?

The All-Star game is coming up. Who’s going to win, American or National? In the All-Star game we have some of the best, most popular, and most talented people who have been in it for some time. Then we have the new up and coming stars.

The American League won the All-Star game last year. This year they have some new stars and some old but great players. We have some old but great players in Alex Rodriquez, Manny Ramirez, Derek Jeter and Ichiro Suzuki.

These players have played eight to 12 times in the All-Star game. They are the legends on the All-Star team. They have only been playing okay this year in the B-C range, not very good. Their batting has had its up and downs. But definitely not the best. They sometimes play the best and sometimes, the worst.

Also Marino Rivera is pitching for his ninth time in the All-Star game. He is a legend in the pitching for the All-Star game. He's been good this year and is a definite "A." He will help in the pitching to make the American League win.

There are some people who have been in the all-star game for four to seven years and that’s Roy Halladay, a fifth year and another strong A pitcher.

Then there are the people who haven’t been here for a long time. Kevin Youkillis, Dustin Pedroia, Josh Hamiliton, Milton Bradley, Ervin Santana, Joakim Soria, Cliff Lee, Joe Sanders and George Sherril. So there’s a lot of them but they must be good because that’s how they got here. This team is good and has a lot of fan favorites but I don’t believe they can win because this year. There just isn’t a lot of big sluggers and greats.

The National League has a chance of winning this year. It’s not a team with legends. The oldest times in all stars is Chipper Jones. It’s his sixth year and Lance Berkman is in his fifth year.

Chipper Jones is an "A." He has been doing great this year hr is definitely the right choice. If the National League is in clutch time Chipper is your man to break through of it. Lance hasn’t done as good as Chipper but his still a Bt. He's had a good season so far.

The rest are in their first to third times in the All-Star game. Chase Utley, Hanley Ramirez, Geovany Soto, Ryan Braun, Matt Holliday, Kosuke Fukudome, Aaron Cook, Ryan Dempster, Carlos Marmol, Dan Haron, Brad Lidge, Tim Lincecum, Ben Sheets, Edison Volquez, Brandon Webb, Brian Webb, Brian Wilson and Carlos Zambrano.

So there are a lot of new players but they got here for a reason. In the NL there has been amazing pitchers so far, a couple of games have been blowouts but most are pretty close. Your team either wins or loses by one or two runs.

They have a lot of talent in the infield and outfield. There are also good batters that can drive in runs. I believe this team can win because of their talent and I also because the pitchers are good at batting too. They have good balance in their team.

This is going to be close but the National League is going to win this. They have been doing great and it's their turn to win. The National League hasn’t won one since ’96. This will be happening at Yankee Stadium for their last season in the old stadium. It will be on FOX at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.