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All-Star omissions

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mark DeCotis, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Mark  DeCotis

    Mark DeCotis New Member

    Great show and all last night with intros of the past all-stars but where were:

    Johnny Bench
    Sparky Anderson
    Joe Morgan

    and how could a farewell to Yankee Stadium just mention Rizutto but not include Mantle and DiMaggio?

  2. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Mrs. Crimson, a Johnny Bench-worshipper as a youth, was similarly puzzled.

    Good point on Mantle & DiMaggio.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I was said that Mel Hall and Louis Polania were not there last night to say good by.

    No surprise on Joe Morgan - He obviously did not want to stand next to Ryan Sandberg. The guy has become an embarrassment to the game.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    My guess is it's because Rizzuto just died last year. Plus, he was a fixture at The Stadium for so many years after his playing days.

    I was surprised by some of the guys who weren't there as well. I'm sure stories will surface in the coming days about guys who weren't paid enough for their time (a la Joe Montana at the Super Bowl MVPs reunion a couple of years ago).
  5. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    Is it a coincidence three living Big Red Machine HOFers weren't there? Is there animosity between them and the Yankees, perhaps? (I'm not implying any animosity, but it seems strange that all three of them weren't there.)
  6. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Tony Perez was there though.
  7. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    I didn't see much of the pregame or game, but Tony Perez was there.
  8. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    Ahhh.. Thats right, I forgot him.
  9. Scouter

    Scouter Member

    Stan Musial was not there last night. His health has diminished a lot in the last couple of years, and I think he's made only one appearance this season at Busch Stadium. Here's to hoping he makes it to the ASG next year in St. Louis. He deserves a night in the national spotlight a la Ted Williams in 1999.
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    C'mon, Boom. You're better than that... :D
  11. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Sparky is getting a little older now and not quite as healthy, so that may be why he wasn't there. I think he has a bad hip or something that makes it harder to travel, especially from California.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Willie McCovey made the effort to travel - i'm sure with great difficulty
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