2007 All Star Game

With 5 Tigers in the game, as well as the coaching staff, I figured it deserved a game thread.

I don’t have a lot of hopes or wishes or expectations for this game. Mostly just that the AL wins, cuz, you know, just in case. Plus, no injuries for our Tigers (and that Polly doesn’t make his worse). And finally, that Carlos Guillen gets some significant PT after missing out in 2004.

You’ll probably have to wait a couple innings to see all the Tigers starters bat, because they occupy the 6-7-8 spots.

2007 All-Star Game Preview – Baseball-Reference.com


  1. JML

    July 10, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Dear gawd, can FOX coverage GET any lamer? Hm, I’m frightened that we might find out…

  2. PHT in HK

    July 10, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    I think the whole Tigers organization should be commended for having 2 free agents, 2 players traded for and 1 drafted player in the ASG. You could argue that both another FA and PTF should also be there. It seems that the organization is adept at finding great players in all talent pools.

  3. Kathy

    July 10, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    Is the umpire blind or what. Peavy’s throwing strikes. Error by Fielder

  4. JML

    July 10, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    It’s interesting having all our boys hitting in a row. If they stink the Tigers will look weak; if they blast the ball, the Tigers will look awesome.

  5. Anne

    July 10, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    Honestly, if they show one more “candid” shot of Bonds, I may have to turn this game off. Lucky for Fox, Verlander hasn’t pitched yet, so I’ll hang around a bit longer.

  6. JML

    July 10, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Oh Maggs comes up, so it must be TIME TO TALK TO BARRY BONDS!! 😛

  7. JML

    July 10, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Nice way to WASTE Pudge’s hit, A-Rod…

  8. billfer

    July 10, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    I get this feeling that Justin Verlander won’t be pitching and Carlos Guillen won’t get to play just so that Leyland doesn’t want to look like he’s playing favorites.

  9. billfer

    July 10, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    Justin looks a little hyper. But then again he always does. That triple was smoked.

  10. Steve G.

    July 10, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    Wouldn’t this have been a good game for MLB to use the enhanced game day. I’m stuck at work “watching” gameday, and it would have been nice to see how hard Verlander was throwing.

  11. JML

    July 10, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    Oh goodie, more awful singing….

  12. Kathy

    July 10, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    It made me feel very nervous while he was pitching. You could tell he was hyped and he left some of them belt high right over the plate.

  13. Nate

    July 10, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    Worst McCarver moment: Implying that Saito has waited a long time to play in the All Star game, because he’s 37. Um, Tim, he was a rookie last year.

  14. Kevin in Austin

    July 10, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    We need this game…

  15. billfer

    July 10, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Steve – I agree and my first explanation would be that it probably is hard to set up the equipment on short notice. But then they managed to do it on short notice last fall for the playoffs. So I don’t have an explanation for you.

  16. Steve G.

    July 10, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    Billfer – I agree the equipment is probably hard to set up. Of course, half a season to do it is short notice for MLB (lol).

  17. Steve G.

    July 10, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Leyland looks smart for adding Martinez to the squad after that homerun.

  18. Ryan S

    July 11, 2007 at 12:00 am

    Wow, Jones ain’t looking so bad watching Putz and KRod muck up this 9th inning.

  19. Dave Wagner

    July 11, 2007 at 12:13 am

    Really uninspiring showing for AL West closers tonight. The best thing about the Putz/Rodriguez banality was seeing Dmitri get his hit.

    I feel kind of bad for Royals fans, who once again didn’t get to see their player (who actually deserved to go, this year) actually play.

  20. Dave Wagner

    July 11, 2007 at 12:15 am

    also of note, ARod made the strangest baserunning decision I’ve seen all year. What on earth was he thinking?

  21. DH in DC

    July 11, 2007 at 12:19 am

    I assumed that A-Rod was waved in by the third base coach, but the broadcast didn’t really discuss the decision.

  22. Anne

    July 11, 2007 at 12:21 am

    And he made the strangest non-error I’ve seen at 3rd. Brandon would have had that. 🙂

  23. Kathy

    July 11, 2007 at 12:36 am

    Dave, DH and Anne: I thought the same thing. I thought it should have been an error on ARod and that baserunning was ridiculous. Why did he do that?

  24. Adam

    July 11, 2007 at 12:44 am

    Answer. HAMMY! Though the SB was pretty good.

    Maybe he’s on greenies.

  25. Stephen

    July 11, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you LaRussa for the homefield advantage! Love leaving Pujols on the bench with bases loaded in bottom of ninth. And don’t give me ‘I was saving him for the tenth.’ i know he was out of position players, but you’re 99% gonna either win or lose in that at-bat. Once again, LaRussa proves the rule that both he and Leyland follow: players don’t matter most, managers do. They’re like umpires, you shouldn’t notice them. Managers with the ‘look at me while I outthink myself’ vibe: LaRussa, Guillen, Leyland, and Willie Randolph. Managers you rarely notice: Torre, Francona, and Scioscia. I’m not saying the former always suck and the latter are perfect, Torre kills his middle relief every year, but LaRussa etc… have a svengali quality I can’t stand.

  26. Stephen

    July 11, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    From the new S.I.
    Survey of 22 execs.
    Which team will the AL Pennant?
    Red Sox 50%
    Tigers 27%
    GM comment: “The Tigers are a close second, but their bullpen is a mess. How they do is contingent on the trades they make to bolster the pen. They may have to suck it up and trade Maybin.”

    Ok, i made up the last sentence, but the rest is on page 58 of the magazine.

  27. Jojo SunDevil

    July 12, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Yea, speaking of managers, I do think Joe Torre is a great manager. He has had a lot of talent, but dealing with the New York media and his on field decision making are priceless.

    But Thank You Larussa, no Pujols? Umm..ok