CINCINNATI — Todd Frazier not only belongs on the All-Star team, he should be starting at third base when the National League plays the Kansas City Royals, disguised as the American League All-Star team.
Frazier, though, is third in the voting, more than 2,1 million votes behind St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter. And he is 500,000 votes behind Chicago Cubs rookie Kris Bryant.
Frazier, though, isn’t afraid to tell the world he belongs. And it would be an incredible snub if he isn’t named to the team by the players, coaches and managers.
“We have some time before the game so that Cincinnati and the world can see that I am deserving,” said Frazier. “You have to be confident in yourself. I do think I deserve to be there. I not only want to play in the All-Star game in Cincinnati and I’d even like to be in the Home Run Derby.”
Frazier was runner-up last year in the Home Run Derby in Minneapolis, with his brother pitching to him, and he’d like to repeat the procedure.
“There are always some snubs and you never know who it is going to be, but hopefully I get an opportunity and that’s all I can ask for,” he said.
PARDON ME IF I don’t click my heels and salute over A-Rod’s 3,000th hit. Unfortuntely, sometimes cheaters DO win.
And speaking of cheaters, it is astonishing that a class organization like the St. Louis Cardinals, who don’t need any help, would hack into a computer to steal information from the Houston Astros.
The front office has been exonerated so it probably was some underling trying to impress the bosses, but like Donald Trump on The Apprentice, somebody should point a finger and say, “You’re fired.”
But the FBI is involved in the investigation so one wonders just how deep this goes. Wouldn’t it be something if the Cardinals have to forfeit all their victories this season?
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