The New York Post has revealed the starters for this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
The announcement of the game’s starters was supposed to be revealed during The MLB All-Star Game Selection Show Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on TBS. The Post beat TBS to the punch. MLB and TBS execs have to be seething because Turner paid for the rights to telecast the selection show. They also found a major corporate sponsor (Chevy) for the show.
Now, the identity of the game’s starters has already been revealed and you don’t have to watch TBS to find out who they are. The selection show will still reveal the reserves and pitchers for both squads.
Here are the 2008 starters:
Catcher – Joe Mauer – Minnesota Twins
First base – Kevin Youkilis – Boston Red Sox
Second Base – Dustin Pedroia – Boston Red Sox
Shortstop – Derek Jeter – New York Yankees
Third Base – Alex Rodriguez – New York Yankees
Left Field – Manny Ramirez – Boston Red Sox
Center Fied – Ichiro Suzuki – Seattle Mariners
Right Field – Josh Hamilton – Texas Rangers
Designated Hitter – David Ortiz – Boston Red Sox
Starting Pitcher – Cliff Lee – Cleveland Indians
Catcher – Geovany Soto – Chicago Cubs
First Base – Lance Berkman – Houston Astros
Second Base – Chase Utley – Philadelphia Phillies
Shortstop – Hanley Ramirez – Florida Marlins
Third Base – Chipper Jones – Atlanta Braves
Left Field – Alfonso Soriano – Chicago Cubs
Center Field – Kosuke Fukodome – Chicago Cubs
Right Field – Ken Griffey Jr. – Cincinnati Reds
Starting Pitcher – Brandon Webb – Arizona Diamondbacks