I can't believe how fast this summer is going! It just seems like yesterday we were in April with the first pitches of the season being thrown all over ballparks across the nation. Yet here we are at the "midway point" of the baseball season and the time when we critique the omissions from the Midsummer Classic.
A few things should be pointed out before you move on, though, for clarification sake. One is the fact that I truly think the voters did a solid job this year of voting in the starters for both leagues. There are a couple that are quite questionable (Jeter and Venters), but overall, I think they did a great job.
Two, as usual, the American League will be dominated by the Yankees and Red Sox. I guess that is only fitting, as they are arguably the two best teams in the American League.
Finally, I was happy to see Jose Bautista receive the most votes this year. It was good to see a guy that has turned his career around 180 degrees being recognized as the player he has become.