Uggla, Kimbrel named NL All-Stars; Chipper, Bourn up for Final Vote – updated

The Braves are sending Dan Uggla and Craig Kimbrel to Kansas City for the All-Star game and either Chipper Jones or Michael Bourn could join them there if they’re voted in as part of Major League Baseball’s “Final Vote.”

Uggla was voted into All-Star game as the National League’s starter at second base which he called a “huge honor.”

This will be Uggla’s third All-Star game and first as a starter. He made it twice as a Marlin in 2006 and 2008 as a reserve behind Chase Utley. His 2008 experience was soured when he committed three errors at second base at Yankee Stadium.

“Unfortunately that’s what people remember me by,” Uggla said. “Especially playing in Florida, that’s really the only time a lot of people around the country got to see me play. But I still loved the experience and although I would have liked to have done better, I still wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

Uggla expects he’ll have to answer more questions about it this time, but said he’ll “own up to it” like he did that night. He is, though, looking forward to having a chance to show a national audience the kind of second baseman he really is.

“I’ve been wanting to go back ever since and finally got a chance to do it this year,” Uggla said.

Kimbrel made his second consecutive All-Star team but this time he came through the front door – being named to the initial roster. Kimbrel made it as a rookie last year as a last-minute replacement for Giants pitcher Matt Cain. Kimbrel didn’t find out until he was on the Braves charter heading home from Philadelphia for the All-Star break that he would be changing planes in Atlanta and heading for Phoenix.

“I still enjoyed it a lot last year, but there might be a little less stress with the traveling and everything this year,” said Kimbrel, who got to have breakfast at an event last year with Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks. “Last year I really didn’t know what to expect. This year I have a little bit more of an idea and maybe I can soak it up a little more.”

Kimbrel earned a second trip with a dominant first half. He’s tied for the major league lead in saves with 23 to go along with a 1.50 ERA and a .126 opponents’ batting average.

National League manager Tony La Russa might have left his toughest decision up to the voters. Soon-to-be-retiring third baseman Jones is among five players on the final player vote, along with Bourn, Nationals rookie outfielder Bryce Harper, Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill, and Cardinals third baseman David Freese.

Kauffman Stadium is the one current stadium in Major League Baseball where Jones has never played.

“This being my last year obviously it would be fun to go,” Jones said. “I’d love to take my kids to an All-Star game, so we’ll just have to wait and see. It’s a win-win either way.”

Fans have until Thursday at 4 p.m. to vote for the final selection, which will be announced shortly thereafter. Harper, for one, said he’d vote for Chipper Jones

“I think a Hall of Famer should be able to go to the All-Star game his last year,” Harper told reporters after the Nationals beat the Braves Sunday afternoon. “If I was going to make a vote, I’d go vote for Chip.”

Bourn has sparked the Braves offense from the leadoff spot this season, hitting .302 with 15 doubles, four triples, a career-high seven home runs, and 22 stolen bases. He made the All-Star team in 2010 with the Astros. He could also make the team as a replacement for Dodger Matt Kemp, a starter in the outfield who’s been out with a hamstring injury.

Brian McCann’s record franchise streak of six All-Star games in his first six full seasons ended as Buster Posey, Carlos Ruiz and Yadier Molina were named National League catchers. McCann is hitting only .226, his lowest average ever at this point in a season.

“I haven’t played very good this year,” said McCann, who will miss the All-Star game for the first time since 2005 when he was called up to the major leagues for the first time in June. “It’s an honor but when you don’t play up to your standards, I’ve got other things on my mind. I’ve got to get this thing turned around.”

73 comments Add your comment

B_F 54

July 1st, 2012
1:26 pm

Young M.r. K

William King

July 1st, 2012
1:26 pm

Braves need some real hitters ASAP.

King William

July 1st, 2012
1:29 pm

Braves need some real pitchers ASAP.

dig

July 1st, 2012
1:31 pm

hitters? braves need another starting pitcher ASAP

Heisenberg

July 1st, 2012
1:33 pm

No Prado? No Bourn? Will need to get one of them in via vote for the last guy in.

VP

July 1st, 2012
1:33 pm

Chipper Jones on the ballot for the final player. Punch the ballots people. We need to send Hoss to KC.

Felix

July 1st, 2012
1:34 pm

Kimbrel certainly deserves it. I can’t figure who in the world is voting for Uggla.
Prado and Bourn should be all stars too.

hmmmm.........

July 1st, 2012
1:34 pm

the braves need 1 or 2 starters and a right handed hitter. They did sign sheets today but there’s no telling how long it will take for him to get back to from if he does

Waffle House or Bust

July 1st, 2012
1:35 pm

Three errors? This guy is NOT money.

hmmmm.........

July 1st, 2012
1:36 pm

Chase headley is on the market, he might come cheap

hmmmm.........

July 1st, 2012
1:38 pm

Uggs was most likely out all night chasing tail before the allstar game. But he’s still a terrible defensive 2nd basemen

pdt

July 1st, 2012
1:43 pm

If StrUggla had any integrity he would decline the position. No way he is having an All Star season. Bourn and Prado deserve to be there, StrUggla does not.

Richard Alpert

July 1st, 2012
1:47 pm

Uggla – Yes
Kimbrel – Yes
Bourn – Yes
Prado – Yes
Heyward – Maybe
Chipper – Maybe
McCann – Not this year
Freeman – Not yet
Simmons – Not yet

Mark

July 1st, 2012
1:48 pm

How does Uggla get on the All-Star team? I wish he wasn’t on the Braves! .235 average with 90 Ks and most of those with runners on! Terrible!

Uggla makes the other selections that deserve it look questionable. It happens every year though. I guess when you see a guy perform so poorly day in and day out it sticks in your gut a little more.

Congratulations Kimbrell – Very well deserved!

iBall

July 1st, 2012
1:53 pm

Dan Ugla an All Star? LOL!! Really? What has he done for the Braves lately? Have I missed something?

Gabrave

July 1st, 2012
1:55 pm

@Mark
Uggla may not be hitting that high on average but he gets clutch hits. He has striken out alot but when runners were on he often hit homeruns. I think he derserves to be on the all star team not just for his defens but his offense also.

iBall

July 1st, 2012
2:00 pm

Ugla??? I really can’t believe this crap. This selection is disrespectful to the true ballers who made the All Star team. What is an All Star?? Somebody please help me with this one.

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

July 1st, 2012
2:02 pm

Congrats to Dan and Kimbrel! Coulda had a few more of our guys there, but there’s still a chance.

Still love ya, BMac—you’ll get this turned around! All-Star Game’s gonna be weird without you, but at least you’ll get a couple extra days off to just take it easy…

iBall

July 1st, 2012
2:03 pm

GaBrave: clutch hitting?? Are u kidding? When was the last time Ugla had a clutch hit?? C’mon Man!!

RaleighDawg

July 1st, 2012
2:04 pm

Seriously…MLB gets more and more like WWE every day…Uggla’s on the All Star team and Prado/Bourn are left off ? And even more seriously folks – how can anyone with any sense of objectivity push for Chipper to be an All Start at the risk of leaving these two guys off ? SMDH

Gabrave

July 1st, 2012
2:10 pm

Im just messin around man. Trying to get my dad all riled up. He didnt pay my comment any attention though.

Chuck from Waycross

July 1st, 2012
2:34 pm

Any all-star team that has Uggla on the team and Brandon Phillips not on the team is a disgrace. Phillips is EASILY the best 2nd baseman in the NL. Please take the vote away from the fans, because they are simply too stupid to have the right.

Tana

July 1st, 2012
2:41 pm

LaRussa really screwed us. He showed no class by laving Chipper off the roster. If Chip was selected he would have gone to the game and declined his spot to someone else to play. He gets to be an All Star and go but doesn’t have to play. Larussa is a jerk. There will be hell to pay when Washington comes to town if Harper AKA the Drop Out Kid gets voted on over our best OFs and our HOFer.

Ted

July 1st, 2012
2:44 pm

Dan Uggla? LOL Joke is on us.

Northside Dawg

July 1st, 2012
2:49 pm

I’m afraid Chipper and Bourn will cancel each other out, and neither one of them will get on the team. They should have just put one Brave on that ballot.

Rick

July 1st, 2012
2:51 pm

Uggla had already amassed a large lead over Philips by the first voting tally release. And back then he was leading second basemen in OPS, HR, RBI, and BB. His average was around a respectable 260-270. Not to mention, Philips got off this year to a slow start. It’s understandable that Uggla got it given his early lead and that he was putting up good numbers until 2 or 3 weeks ago.

KB

July 1st, 2012
3:10 pm

LaRussa’s a bit@h. This just verifies my hatred. If Chipper had played for him, he definitely would have picked him. Total disrespect.

tmc

July 1st, 2012
3:21 pm

very apparent that Michael Bourn needs a day off.
ahhhh and Huddy wasn’t ready to go either.

P. Bull Terrier

July 1st, 2012
3:22 pm

Rick – You’re wasting your time with facts and logic. The few people posting on the Braves blog these days aren’t impressed by stuff like that.

Putting Chipper and Bourn on the final 5 vote is just a way to make sure Harper makes the team without really earning it. Chipper and Bourn split the Braves vote and split the vote between those who favor a curtain call for a hall of famer past his all star years and those who prefer to vote for a guy who is an all star on the field right now. St. Louis fans will stuff the ballot for Freese, most people will ignore Hill, and Harper will be the main attraction for the media at the all star game.

My predicted order of finish:

Harper
Freese
Chipper
Hill
Bourn

iBall

July 1st, 2012
3:31 pm

Let’s add Mickey Mouse & Goofy on the MLB ballot next year. I bet they get voted in. LOL!!!

Dell Murphrees

July 1st, 2012
3:33 pm

McCann is a class act. No excuses, just said he didn’t earn it. And he wants to focus on getting better for the Braves.

Pale Rider

July 1st, 2012
3:52 pm

Look at the bright side… SmUggla makes $681,818 per home run and is 5th in the National League in strikeouts. He will represent Atlanta well in the All-Star game with at least two K’s to add to his total.

jt

July 1st, 2012
4:27 pm

Man if Uggla is an all star, the moon is really made of cheese!

jt

July 1st, 2012
4:27 pm

Uggla, an all Star? Must be hard up for All Stars!!!

jt

July 1st, 2012
4:29 pm

Mickey Mouse and Goofey, I thought that was Uggla and Hinske????

Fan of the Game

July 1st, 2012
4:29 pm

If I were Uggla I would turn it down and say I didn’t deserve it. What a great move for the game that would be. I am a big Braves fan but Uggla should not be there.

jt

July 1st, 2012
4:31 pm

Nationals are playing real good ball, according to our announcers, Joe and Chip, how about the Braves are a Lousy Team??????????????

jt

July 1st, 2012
4:31 pm

Who give a Sheet????

Fan of the Game

July 1st, 2012
4:31 pm

The Commissioner’s office should be able to make one pick. If you have a guy that is retiring that you know will be a Hall of Famer he should be chosen. Especially with Chipper staying with one team his entire career. Loyalty should be rewarded.

jt

July 1st, 2012
4:32 pm

Man that was an all star double play by Uggla!!!!

Fan of the Game

July 1st, 2012
4:33 pm

What is sad is how our Farm system has gone down hill. Gwinett with 15 straight losses. That use to be our strength.

kerryb

July 1st, 2012
4:39 pm

Dan Uggla could manage to strike out in the HR Derby.

Leesburg, GA!

July 1st, 2012
4:50 pm

Go Buster Posey! Grew up across the street from us!

bostonbravo

July 1st, 2012
4:53 pm

Uggla is an insult to all-stars.

Fan of the Game

July 1st, 2012
5:16 pm

Uggla should boycott and politic for Prado.

Tina

July 1st, 2012
5:16 pm

Not saying Freeman should be on allstar team but LaHair 28 RBI .Can we please put Uggla down in the order. Never liked him with Marlins a guy can hit 30 HR should be able to drive in over 100.We had Infonte who could hit.

Fan of the Game

July 1st, 2012
5:18 pm

Uggla is all or nothing and that is the way he has always been. He hustles but that is it as far as consistency.

mark

July 1st, 2012
5:18 pm

Uggly has been a total bust, I would try to package him and a pitcher for somebody that can help,if he is in line up he should be batting 8th so maybe he could draw more walks, put prado at second and bring up constanza ,now

ed

July 1st, 2012
5:21 pm

dan uggla since june 6 8 for 78 1hr 4rbi worst in mlb frank wrenn please comment

Yogi Berra

July 1st, 2012
5:34 pm

Bourn needs to go ..he has over 100 hits already. love chipper but?
Harper will probably win because of all the PR he gets.
Make sure you vote your pick!

Fan since 1977

July 1st, 2012
5:48 pm

Bourn got jobbed. Way SF fans stuffed ballot box ridiculous. Panda over David Wright?

tjhook

July 1st, 2012
5:49 pm

Folks, I know Chipper is our guy, but on merit you have to vote for Michael Bourn.

chas

July 1st, 2012
5:58 pm

struggla would sit himself if he really wanted to help the team. when fans are allowed to vote, they will stuff the ballot box. i did not vote and never will until only one vote per person is the rule

Jason's Sweet Cheeks

July 1st, 2012
6:29 pm

None of the 5 are deserving,but I will vote for Bourn. Why wasn’t my Jason there?

MattinAtl

July 1st, 2012
6:41 pm

Very classy of Harper to say what he said about Chipper. With all respect due to Chipper, I believe Mr. Bourne deserves my vote based on his first half performance, and he will get it.

Richie

July 1st, 2012
6:57 pm

If I remember correctly, Cal Ripken and Tony Gywnn made the All-Star teams in 01 their last years and those guys were HOFers, as is Chipper. He should be there. This is Chipper Jones’ last year he should be there.

Jason's Sweet Cheeks

July 1st, 2012
7:11 pm

IMO Chipper and Bourn should both be there but that is Larussa for you. What I have seen of both teams. The AL will blow it out.

JoshTown

July 1st, 2012
7:28 pm

Apparently you can vote as often as you want. Not just the 25 times/day like it was for the All Star Ballot. Been voting all day off and on, I’m guessing I’m at like 250 votes for Chipper. While I agree Bourn’s been the man, so has Prado, and he has every reason to be on there as well. But with it being Chipper’s last year, it’d be nice to have an 8 time All Star inducted in the Hall of Fame, as opposed to a 7 time one ;) Go Braves, let’s go after the Cubbies hard. Everybody vote!

Dawg '88

July 1st, 2012
8:02 pm

MattinAtl…Ask yourself this question?

What has Chipper Jones done for the ATL Braves and the fans?

Bourn is not a lifetime Brave who gave up his position for the good of the team. Bourn is not a lifetime Brave who wond you a World Series title, several NL Titles, a league MVP, several memorable moments, etc. Bourn is not a lifetime Brave who has hit 460 home runs, become one of the top switch hitters of all time, and won a batting title.

Bourn is not a lifetime Brave who took LESS money to stay in his city and play for one team when no players do that…not Smoltz, Glavine, Maddux, etc. Bourn is not a lifetime Brave who made this comment…”everyday I wanted to make Bobby Cox proud of me and to show that I was worthy of his picking me.”

Bourn is not a lifetime Brave who will stay here through thick and thin…he will leave for the bucks after this season. You see its not about anything Bourn has done or will do period. Its about what Chipper has done for the franchise, the fans and the city.

A true Braves fan would vote for Michael Bourn? Really? A player who has been here for less than a year. I have nothing against Bourn. He deserves to be there too. But this is not just any year…Chipper has no more opportunities after 2012.

The lifetime Brave and Future Hall of Famer should not be slighted here…for anyone. Its his last year and a last opportunity will be denied by his own fans. Sad. Reconsider your vote otherwise…it says to me that one wasn’t a Braves fan to begin with in reality.

If this was Derek Jeter…this would not even be discussed. MLB would just put him in. LaRussa is a spineless person to leave this up to a vote on computers. I have lost respect for him totally. It shouldn’t have even come to this ridiculous vote.

Braves fans have already shown true colors by not electing him in the first place.

AAA

July 1st, 2012
8:15 pm

Chipper needs to stay home and rest his body, not rushing over to KC for the game. Seriously, how many games has he had to be rested? I won’t vote for him just so he can go to another All Star Game and then miss half of the last part of the season. If he wants his kids to go, buy tickets and sit in the stands.

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

July 1st, 2012
9:14 pm

Dell Murphrees McCann is a class act. No excuses, just said he didn’t earn it. And he wants to focus on getting better for the Braves.

I agree with you all the way.

Bob the Blogger

July 1st, 2012
10:02 pm

I think it’s appropriate for Chipper to go to one last All-Star game, even if he’s not having a typical All-Star year. Aaron went his next to last year at age 41 when he hit .234. Chipper’s hitting .291 as of today, with an OPS+ of 121. As deserving as Bourn and others are, most fans would like to see Chipper take one final swing in an All-Star game. If he does, I’ll bet he gets a standing O.

Eddie Cook

July 2nd, 2012
4:35 am

Well, I have spent some time going over the National League roster for the All Star Game and I have tweaked it a bit to some up with what I think would be a better team to put on the field to go againt a powerful American League squad.

I took the fan vote out of the equation but still kept in force te rule that requires each team to be represented. Along the way I will make some comments about why I went with this guy over that guy, and why I left some hometwn Braves out off of my team.

At first it bothered me that Phiadelphia had tree players on the team and that they were in last place in the East, but then I realized the All Star game is for the players who have performed the best durig the first half of the year regardless f standings as long as every team is represented. (By the way I think that rule (every team is represented) is more important than the fan’s voting.)

Catcher – Carlos Ruz is having a simply amazing season and should start. Buster Posey and Yadier Molina would be suprb ackups.
First Baseman – No question Joey Votto gets the start, but I surprised myself in choosing a reserve. Bryan LaHair did start out this year on fire, but he’s not even playing first base for the last place (worst team in baseball Chicago Cubs and when compared against other first baseman, he does not stack up well at all. In fact the second best first baseman in hitting and fielding stats (yes, I do take fielding stats into cnsideration, Freddie Freeman is the runaway choice to be the backup.

Second Baseman – Of course, Dan Uggla does not belong in the All Star game. There are at least four second basemen having better years. I understand that Dan got off to a fast start, thus the big early lead in the voting. I would start Brandon Phillips. In reserve I would have Jose Altuva.

Third Baseman – David Wright should be starting period. Sandoval is the second best choice. Sorry Chipper. I would love to see you make he All Star team in your final season, but like you said, you want to earn it. You may in the fan vote.

Shortstop – Sterling Castro should be the starter with Rafael Furcal and Ian Desmond as backups.

Outfield – Starting I have Melky Cabrera (leading the league in hits), Carlos Beltran (great comeback stoy), and Matt Kemp (who probably will not play because of injury). In his place I would start Michael Bourn. Other reserves initially are Carlos Gonzalez, Ryan Braun (even though I think he should not be playing in this year’s All Star Game because of cloud of probable steroid use), Andrew McCutcheon, and Martin Prado. Initially, I also had Andre Ethier, but I replaced him with Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins after I finished and had no representative for the Marlins.

Pitchers – The obvious choices were R.A. Dickey, Stephen Strasburg, Craig Kimbrel, Clayton Kershaw, Gio Gonzalez, and Matt Cain. The next group included Joel Hanrahan, Huston Street, Zack Greinke, Jonathan Papelbon, and Aroldis Chapman. Finally, I had Johnny Cueto and Cole Hamels but not representative from the Diamondbacks. Aaron Hill was a posibility at second base, but Wade Miley was in my mind a better choice. Well, here;s whereI took team performance into consideration and Cole Hamels was the odd man out.

So, my five for the fans to vote on would have been Cole Hamels, Aaron Hill, Jay Bruce, Chipper Jones, and Omar Infante.

I’ll be interested to in your thoughts.

Eddie Cook

July 2nd, 2012
4:46 am

CORRECTED: I should have proofread my post before posting, especially since I knew my keyboard was acting up this evening.

Well, I have spent some time going over the National League roster for the All Star Game and I have tweaked it a bit to some up with what I think would be a better team to put on the field to go against a powerful American League squad.

I took the fan vote out of the equation but still kept in force the rule that requires each team to be represented. Along the way I will make some comments about why I went with this guy over that guy, and why I left some hometown Braves off of my team.

At first it bothered me that Phiadelphia had three players on the team and that they were in last place in the East, but then I realized the All Star game is for the players who have performed the best during the first half of the year regardless of the standings as long as every team is represented. (By the way I think that rule (every team is represented) is more important than the fan’s voting.)

Catcher – Carlos Ruz is having a simply amazing season and should start. Buster Posey and Yadier Molina would be superb backups.

First Baseman – No question Joey Votto gets the start, but I surprised myself in choosing a reserve. Bryan LaHair did start out this year on fire, but he’s not even playing first base for the last place (worst team in baseball Chicago Cubs) and when compared against other first baseman, he does not stack up well at all. In fact the second best first baseman in hitting and fielding stats (yes, I do take fielding stats into cnsideration),is Freddie Freeman – the runaway choice to be the backup.

Second Baseman – Of course, Dan Uggla does not deserve to be in this year’s All Star game. There are at least four second basemen having better years. I understand that Dan got off to a fast start, thus the big early lead in the voting. I would start Brandon Phillips. In reserve I would have Jose Altuva.

Third Baseman – David Wright should be starting period. Sandoval is the second best choice. Sorry Chipper. I would love to see you make he All Star team in your final season, but like you said, you want to earn it. You may make it onto the team in the fan vote.

Shortstop – Sterling Castro should be the starter with Rafael Furcal and Ian Desmond as backups.

Outfield – Starting I have Melky Cabrera (leading the league in hits), Carlos Beltran (great comeback stoy), and Matt Kemp (who probably will not play because of injury). In his place I would start Michael Bourn. Other reserves are Carlos Gonzalez, Ryan Braun (even though I think he should not be playing in this year’s All Star Game because of cloud of probable steroid use), Andrew McCutcheon, and Martin Prado. Initially, I also had Andre Ethier, but I replaced him with Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins after I finished and had no representative for the Marlins.

Pitchers – The obvious choices were R.A. Dickey, Stephen Strasburg, Craig Kimbrel, Clayton Kershaw, Gio Gonzalez, and Matt Cain. The next group included Joel Hanrahan, Huston Street, Zack Greinke, Jonathan Papelbon, and Aroldis Chapman. Finally, I had Johnny Cueto and Cole Hamels but not a representative from the Diamondbacks. Aaron Hill was a posibility at second base, but Wade Miley was in my mind a better choice. Well, here’s where I took team performance into consideration and Cole Hamels was the odd man out.

So, my five for the fans to vote on would have been Cole Hamels, Aaron Hill, Jay Bruce, Chipper Jones, and Omar Infante. It was too soon for Jeff Francoeur in his first year. It was too soon for Stephen Strasburg in his first year, and it is too soon for Bryce Harper in his first year.

I’ll be interested to read your thoughts.

Buzz 2011

July 2nd, 2012
4:58 am

Uggla can’t even hit his weight, how is he anyone’s all star?
Would Florida take him back? Where is Glenn Hubbard?

billh

July 2nd, 2012
8:56 am

An All Star worthy attitude and comment: ““I think a Hall of Famer should be able to go to the All-Star game his last year,” Harper told reporters after the Nationals beat the Braves Sunday afternoon. “If I was going to make a vote, I’d go vote for Chip.””

jim

July 2nd, 2012
9:55 am

Eddie Cook,

I don’t have a problem with your regulars, although I would start McCutcheon and Braun ahead of Melky and Bourn, and take Prado as a utility guy — he would/should be starting at 2B.

As far as the pitchers, I think there should be a 3 closer (max) rule. You like LaRussa have loaded up on closers depriving starters like Hamels in your listing, Santana, A J Burnett, Mac Donald of a spot on the roster. In your listing i would chose Hamels over Papelbon (with the no 3 Phillies rule) Leave off Street, and add Burnett. I would add Hill as the Diamondback, replace Miley with Santana to get down to 3 relievers, put one of the outfielders — Bourn, Prado, Melky on the final fan ballot. Stanton deserves to go on merit, not as a token Marlin.

D man

July 2nd, 2012
9:57 am

Vote for Chipper

Disbott3000

July 2nd, 2012
12:48 pm

A world that leaves Bourn off the All-Star team but has Dan Uggla starting is a crazy one indeed. I mean, I know why I voted for him. I voted all Braves across the board except at SS (not enough time in the bigs yet) and Catcher (McCann just isn’t having a good year. I still love him, but you have to be realistic here.) because I’m a Braves fan and I wanted to see as many Braves in the game as possible and it’s the same thing fans all around baseball were doing with their players anyway.

But, WHY did anyone outside of Atlanta Fandom vote for Uggla? Simple name recognition? The way he looks intimidating when he strikes out? WHY? Well, I guess I’ll take it. I just hope he gets hot before the game and represents our team well.

UGASlobberknocker

July 2nd, 2012
2:13 pm

@ Disbott3000

Who other than Brandon Phillips would even be in the conversation at 2nd besides Uggla? And Phillips will make it as a reserve..whats the beef?

What 2b wouold you put ahead of him?

mediocrity continues...

July 2nd, 2012
2:17 pm

What’s the over/under on Pop ups and K’s for Uggla in the AS game?

fladawg

July 2nd, 2012
7:57 pm

Uggla says it is a huge honor, I think it is a huge joke. If you are going to tie home field advantage in the world series to which team wins the all star game, and that is also a huge joke, then fans should not have a vote in the matter. Uggla seems like a great guy but you know he has to be embarrassed!

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