|He would have skipped the game anyway
My friend Jason is the guy behind that push to get Manny Ramirez into the All-Star Game. He's a great guy and a great blogger (his normal gig is here), but it seems things aren't working out exactly the way he planned:
Suspended slugger Manny Ramirez has dropped in the latest round of fan voting for the All-Star game, falling to fifth among NL outfielders. Ramirez was fourth last week in the first set of results, about 24,000 votes behind the New York Mets' Carlos Beltran for a starting spot . . . Dodgers manager Joe Torre has said Ramirez should skip the game even if he's voted to start.
So it seems that the word of a guy with over fifty years in the game, four World Series rings, six pennants, an MVP award and 2300 career hits counts for more than a part-time blogger's. Sheesh. What is this world coming to?