Somehow I missed Gil Lebreton's column this morning...which includes this gem:
If the fans are voting, why not give them some names worth arguing over? Sheffield should have been on the final list, as well as the Rangers' Sammy Sosa.
That's right, Sammy Sosa.
Baseball's history of All-Star Game box scores is lined with the names of superstars who passed through in the twilight of their careers. Sosa's batting average, granted, is only .255, but he has 14 home runs and 63 runs batted in, seventh-most in major league baseball.
The geeks that are trying to measure this season's Sosa by Win Shares, VORP and Runs Created Per 27 need to get a life.
We're trying to fill an All-Star roster, not a Bill James spreadsheet.
He's not talking about me, is he?