Thursday, July 10, 2008

Longoria and Hart win the Final Man Vote!!!

The fans have voted, and even though there was lots of campaigning in the blogosphere, Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays and Corey Hart of the Milwaukee Brewers are going to the All-Star Game!!!

More than nine million votes were cast for Longoria, who now joins two of his Rays mates, and eight million plus were for Hart, who also joins two of his fellow Brewers at the ASG.

With Alfonso Soriano out, Matt Holliday will start in his place. And with the final man voting over, MGR Clint Hurdle can add another person to the team.

If you want to get your 2008 Topps cards ready to use so you can tell who has already been in the game (what...you don't do this???), here are the card numbers for each player:

Starting with the NL:

Lance Berkman, 395
Chase Utley, 460
Chipper Jones, 500
Hanley Ramirez, 425
Ryan Braun, 430
Matt Holliday, 400
Kosuke Fukudome, no card
Geovany Soto, 478

Aaron Cook, 34
Ryan Dempster, 43
Dan Haren, 245 (as an Athletic).
Brad Lidge, 496
Tim Lincecum, 165
Ben Sheets, 160
Edison Volquez, 408
Billy Wagner, 65
Brandon Webb, 140
Brian Wilson, 397
Kerry Wood, 658
Carlos Zambrano, 155

Adrian Gonzalez, 475
Cristian Guzman, 17
Corey Hart, 42
Ryan Ludwick, no card
Russell Martin, 190
Brian McCann, 294
Nate McLouth, 522
Albert Pujols, 490
Aramis Ramirez, 560
Miguel Tejada, 40
Dan Uggla, 70

For the AL:

Kevin Youkilis, 104
Dustin Pedroia, 229
Alex Rodriguez, 1
Derek Jeter, 455
Ichiro Suzuki, 320
Manny Ramirez, 26
Josh Hamilton, 439
Joe Mauer, 33
Milton Bradley, 499

Justin Duchscherer, no card
Roy Halladay, 230
Scott Kazmir, 5
Cliff Lee, 317
Joe Nathan, 109
Jonathan Papelbon, 250
Mariano Rivera, 590
Francisco Rodriguez, 535
Ervin Santana, 241
Joe Saunders, no card
George Sherrill, no card
Joakim Soria, 489

Joe Crede, 649
J. D. Drew, 552
Carlos Guillen, 427
Ian Kinsler, 314
Evan Longoria, no card
Justin Morneau, 110
Dioner Navarro, 418
Carlos Quentin, 384
Grady Sizemore, 330
Jason Varitek, 122
Michael Young, 635

Have fun.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

2 comments:

Dave said...

Well, Longoria does have a Topps Chrome card, which I just pulled today. I'm psyched about that. And I think about one million of Evan's nine million votes were from me!

bailorg said...

I suppose Ryan Ludwick is another name that we can add to the prototype U&H checklist in the veterans' section.