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All-Star Game a Little Light on Chicago Players

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jul 13, 2004 6:29PM

Who’s psyched for the All-Star Game tonight? We are. Last night’s Home Run Derby was so best, with Oriole shortstop Miguel Tejada setting two (admittedly meaningless) derby records: 27 total homers, and a 15-run second round. Hot damn, Miguel. Sammy Sosa was eliminated after hitting only 5 home runs in the first round. Tepid damn, Sammy.

2004_07_13.moises.jpg2004_07_13.esteban.jpgEsteban Loaiza, a managers/MLB pick, is the only All-Star from the White Sox, which makes us feel bad that we didn’t vote more for Paul Konerko when that was the banner on the Sox website. Whoops. The Cubs will contribute three All-Stars: Moises Alou, Sammy Sosa, and Carlos Zambrano. Alou and Zambrano were selected by the players, so Sosa is the only Chicago All Star selected by fans. What the hell?

There are a lot of Chicago players who should have been headed to Houston but somehow didn't get the votes they needed. Alas, we won't get to see their woodcut portraits.