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Konerko replacing Morneau on all-star roster

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 10, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The announcement just came from the league.

Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has been named to replace Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins on the American League’s active roster for the 81st All-Star Game, Major League Baseball announced today.

Because Morneau was a fan-elected starter, his replacement was selected by American League All-Star manager Joe Girardi. This is Konerko’s fourth All-Star Game selection, having also been named in 2002, 2005 and 2006.

Konerko enters play tonight with a .299 batting average, 20 home runs and 62 RBI.
Konerko will be a reserve on the A.L. squad, while player-elected All-Star Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers will now serve as the American League’s starting first baseman.

 
 

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38 Responses to “Konerko replacing Morneau on all-star roster”

  1. mick July 10th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    who was it that claimed Cabrera was the sub?

  2. whatever July 10th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Why did’t Joe name TEX? This is an outrage! no loyality!

  3. Shane S. July 10th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I thought that Morneau’s replacement would be the next-highest 1B vote getter. Which was Tex.

    However, Konerko’s obviously a worthier candidate.

  4. teddy3321 July 10th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    youk gets hosed one more time. i guess giradri anti redsox

  5. Youk July 10th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I’m surprised that Joe Girardi didn’t ask me.

  6. H.K. July 10th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Now, maybe Konerko will have some mercy the next time we play the White Sox.

  7. Rick July 10th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    At least Yukilis is not on the roster. He can stay in Boston and practice springing his legs up and down in the batter’s box.

  8. vinny-b July 10th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    How stupid is Jack Z. ?
    ———————

    MTU: the next time you see Jack Z, ask him to do his Bill Smith impersonation. It’s dead on.

    G Love: based on reports, if Jesus Montero only needs to arrive into camp next year at a proper weight. The hitting will take over from there

  9. Erin July 10th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    The guy I work with who screamed at me yesterday about Swisher getting the final vote will be thrilled. LOL

  10. the gay Yankee fan July 10th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Montero is going to exciting to watch if and when he does come up to play for the Yanks.

    We haven’t had a hitter that highly touted coming up from system since I don’t remember when.

  11. vinny-b July 10th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    i need to check the Mariners boards, from the past 2 days. Am very interested to check what the reaction of the fans was, by their team getting Justin Smoak instead of Montero.

    I do know Smoak is highly rated, tho.

  12. Moo July 10th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Cliff Lee fail

  13. MTU (aka GBURL) July 10th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Warren is doing it again.

    So far tonite, 5 innings 0 Runs 5 hits 0 BB’s 9K’s :)

    ERA 2.22

    No wonder Seattle wanted him. :)

  14. BD (Boston Dave) July 10th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I laughed for a solid minute when I saw that Girardi picked Konerko and NOT Youkilis.

    Sox fans will curse Girardi a little more tonight.

    very funny, indeed.

  15. vinny-b July 10th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    No wonder Seattle wanted him
    ——————————-

    and Nunez :)

  16. BD (Boston Dave) July 10th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    by the way, quite a pitchers duel in Philly

    Halladay 7 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs

    Wood – perfect game through 6 1/3 !!!!

  17. pat July 10th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Erin

    Tell the guy at work you called Girardi and got it all worked out for him when you saw how upset he was. :wink:

  18. 98NYY July 10th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I am in Seattle to catch the games. The fans feel betrayed…but it began long before this trade. They knew Lee was only on loan. The good news was his jersey went on half price. Another comment was why would Seattle have to pay TX to take Lee?

  19. Erin July 10th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    # pat July 10th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Erin

    Tell the guy at work you called Girardi and got it all worked out for him when you saw how upset he was.

    ********************************
    LOL I should!!! :)

  20. Dave July 10th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Hey all – sorry for asking such a dumb question – but why was Morneau pulled?

  21. rb July 10th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    BD, has this been a weird year or what? The year of the pitcher – I’ve lost count 2 perfect games, one no-no and several almosts?

  22. Dave July 10th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Also – Not picking Youkilis strikes me as a “company decision” more than a Girardi decision…

  23. vinny-b July 10th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    “I am in Seattle to catch the games. The fans feel betrayed…but it began long before this trade”
    ——————–

    98NYY: do you know if they preferred Montero or Smoak?

  24. BD (Boston Dave) July 10th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    “BD, has this been a weird year or what? The year of the pitcher – I’ve lost count 2 perfect games, one no-no and several almosts?”

    ——————-

    3 perfect games if you count Galaragga’s!

    2 no hitters (Ubaldo and Edwin Jackson)

    and Wood is perfect through 7IP against the Phillies

    you’re right…. year of the pitcher so far

  25. pat July 10th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    ” but why was Morneau pulled?”

    Concussion. I believe he took a knee to the head sliding into 2nd earlier this week and he hasn’t played since.

  26. Dave July 10th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    BD – do you attribute the resurgence of dominant pitching – in any way – to stricter testing for PEDs? I personally hate this context that’s been assigned to the “post-steroid era” because no matter what, success in MLB will – for the foreseeable future – be looked at much differently than it has been in the past. I wan’t to root for the Ubaldo’s of the world, and I do. But I do so with this measure of apprehension that is entirely new to me. It’s a shame.

  27. Dave July 10th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    “Concussion. I believe he took a knee to the head sliding into 2nd earlier this week and he hasn’t played since.”

    Thanks Pat – that’s indeed why. Recent development.

  28. rb July 10th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Seriously unbelievable. We’re only halfway through the year. I wonder what about the historical context.

  29. rb July 10th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    oops, *wonder about* the historical context.

  30. 98NYY July 10th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Vinny…Seattle fans are looking forward to football…one fan did say their biggest fear was that Lee would change uniforms and pitch against them last night. They do not live baseball as we do in NY…

  31. BD (Boston Dave) July 10th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    “BD – do you attribute the resurgence of dominant pitching – in any way – to stricter testing for PEDs?”

    ————–

    well, if you say “in any way” then I have to say yes.

    I’m not sure that’s the biggest reason though but I just can’t see how you can discount that fact.

    If the balance between pitching and hitting “corrects” itself over the next 10 years, I’m sure the 90′s and 2000′s won’t be able to avoid the PED-era title.

    I’m also curious how the ump strikezones looked in these no-hitters.

    Were the umps generous, or did that have nothing to do with it?

  32. BD (Boston Dave) July 10th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Wow, Ben Francisco hit a laser but it was right to the OF.

    Wood is through 8 2/3 perfect.

    But Halladay is matching him.

    0-0

    what a game

  33. pat July 10th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    No team has ever thrown a perfect game and had one thrown on them in the same season. History in the making?

  34. BD (Boston Dave) July 10th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    cody Ransom is up to try and break up the PF!

  35. Erin July 10th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    New Post w/pregame notes

    :arrow:

  36. BD (Boston Dave) July 10th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Ransom just hit a 350 foot foul ball!

    sitting on a 2-0 fastball

    There has never been 3 perfect games in the same season!

    If you count Galaragga, this could be the 4th.

  37. rb July 10th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Interesting thought about the umps, BD. I wish MLB would do something about consistency in calling the strike zone. I don’t understand how come it’s not addressed.

  38. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 10th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    If the game goes extras, it will be tough on the kid……even if he ends up winning, it won’t be a perfect game if he gives up a hit in the 10th inning. What bad luck to be pitching this way against Halladay’s SO


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