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Just to be fair, don’t hate on Francona

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc, Podcast on Jul 06, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

While anger drives blog traffic, it’s only right that I point out the players voted Jason Varitek onto the team, he wasn’t selected by Terry Francona. Further evidence that the players should have no role in this.

It goes to show you how much they hate A.J. Pierzynski (.299/.338/.447).

Francona picked Carlos Guillen, Dioner Navarro, Joakim Soria, George Sherrill, Justin Duchscherer and Joe Nathan.

UPDATE, 3:47 p.m.: The players also went with Joe Crede (.260/.336/.480) over Evan Longroia (.281/.351/.529) and Mike Lowell (.302/.361/.525). Seriously, Joe Crede?

UPDATE, 7:15 p.m.: Here is the audio of Terry Francona’s All-Star press conference today. This will give you some insight into the process.

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