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MLB: Braves' Tim Hudson Says All-Star Voting Process is B.S.

Jul 8 2013, 7:54pm CDT | by

Some Atlanta Braves such as Dan Uggla and Tim Hudson spoke out against the MLB All-Star voting process, particularly an online endorsement to vote for rookie Yasiel Puig.

Some of the Atlanta Braves are not in favor of the All-Star voting process. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien writes some of the Braves took exception to ESPN's online endorsement for...

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MLB: Braves' Tim Hudson Says All-Star Voting Process is B.S.

Jul 8 2013, 7:54pm CDT | by

Some Atlanta Braves such as Dan Uggla and Tim Hudson spoke out against the MLB All-Star voting process, particularly an online endorsement to vote for rookie Yasiel Puig.

Some of the Atlanta Braves are not in favor of the All-Star voting process. 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien writes some of the Braves took exception to ESPN's online endorsement for fans to vote for Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig. Puig and Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman are among five players who are in the hunt for the National League's "Final Vote."

O'Brien cites a link on ESPN's website about Puig which urged fans to "Vote him in." There was even a statement which said "He belongs." 

Braves second baseman Dan Uggla says Puig doesn't deserve to make it this year. 

"Nobody has a chance (against Puig). He's been getting covered since he broke in. And he should be getting covered; he's an exciting story. But should he make the All-Star team?  No, not this year. But he's going to make it. Which sucks for Freddie and other (Final Vote) guys, because they've been doing it the whole year."

Pitcher Tim Hudson was more critical of the process.

"I think it's B.S. ...I mean, it's pretty obvious what players certain media outlets want to have plugged in. It's pretty obvious. You have young, exciting players - and they are that. I'm not saying they don't deserve to have the opportunity to be in there, but these guys that are competing with them to get these last couple of spots, they're just as deserving. It's not fair. The whole fan vote thing, I think is obnoxious. I mean, the starting players in the All-Star game are determined by fans who can plug any players they want in there, and it determines home-field advantage for the World Series. The World Series!

"It's not fair. At all."

According to Fox Sports South, Freeman, the Braves' best hitter this season, is leading the Final Vote as of July 8. Atlanta, which has been in control of the NL East from the very beginning of the 2013 season, has just one All-Star on the National League Roster in the person of closer Craig Kimbrel. This would be his third consecutive appearance. 

 
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'Roll Tide/War Eagle' got into the Giants' World Series parade (VIDEO)

Oct 31 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Somehow, Hunter Pence and Tim Hudson managed to get some college football rivalry chants going in the Giants victory parade on Friday. The San Francisco giants are still celebrating their latest World Series title after beating the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 to claim their third championship in five seasons. That doesn't mean they're not celebrating this one like it's the first, which is exactly what outfielder Hu ...
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7 weeks ago

Thousands in attendance for Giants’ title parade

Oct 31 2014 4:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — Under grey skies and a steady mist, tens of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans watched their favourite players take photos, wave and mug for the crowd from atop double-decker buses, as the team’s victory parade wound through downtown on its way to City Hall. Young girls with cellphones held high shrieked as shortstop Brandon Crawford rolled by. "He’s the best shortstop in the league," said Jessica Earnshaw, 17. The San J ...
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7 weeks ago

Thousands in attendance for Giants’ title parade

Oct 31 2014 4:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — Under grey skies and a steady mist, tens of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans watched their favourite players take photos, wave and mug for the crowd from atop double-decker buses, as the team’s victory parade wound through downtown on its way to City Hall. Young girls with cellphones held high shrieked as shortstop Brandon Crawford rolled by. "He’s the best shortstop in the league," said Jessica Earnshaw, 17. The San Jose high school senior snapped o ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 weeks ago

Thousands in attendance for Giants’ title parade

Oct 31 2014 4:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — Under grey skies and a steady mist, tens of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans watched their favourite players take photos, wave and mug for the crowd from atop double-decker buses, as the team’s victory parade wound through downtown on its way to City Hall. Young girls with cellphones held high shrieked as shortstop Brandon Crawford rolled by. "He’s the best shortstop in the league," said Jessica Earnshaw, 17. The San Jose high school senior snapped off several ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 weeks ago

Thousands in attendance for Giants’ title parade

Oct 31 2014 4:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — Under grey skies and a steady mist, tens of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans watched their favourite players take photos, wave and mug for the crowd from atop double-decker buses, as the team’s victory parade wound through downtown on its way to City Hall. Young girls with cellphones held high shrieked as shortstop Brandon Crawford rolled by. "He’s the best shortstop in the league, ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 weeks ago

Giants Parade 2014: Twitter Reaction, Photos, Videos, GIFs and More

Oct 31 2014 4:04pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

For the third time in five years, fans have lined the streets of San Francisco to celebrate a Giants championship. The team had 48 hours to celebrate their win over Kansas City alone before partying with their fans.  Even though winning has gotten to be old hat for the Giants in October, fans still turn out in droves to show their love, respect and appreciation. It's also comforting to see that some are able to enjoy a celebration in a c ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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7 weeks ago

Giants vs. Royals: Breaking Down Historical Achievements from World Series

Oct 30 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It was only fitting that the back-and-forth 2014 World Series went the full seven games, and it was only fitting that the superstar of the entire playoffs propelled the San Francisco Giants to yet another title. Madison Bumgarner was the hero of the Giants’ 3-2 victory in Game 7 and the MVP of a series that was loaded with historical achievements. In an unsurprising twist, Bumgarner is at the center of plent ...
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7 weeks ago

World Series 2014: Recapping Most Memorable Moments from Giants vs. Royals Clash

Oct 30 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Instead of the Kansas City Royals ending 29 years of suffering, the San Francisco Giants captured their third World Series title in five years, winning a closely contested Game 7 to continue their trend of winning in even years. Hunter Pence put it best when he said: "Game 7 of the World Series is a gift for everyone," per MLB.com's Chris Haft. It was the perfect present to wrap up an invigorating postseason, and the final game did not disappoint. Th ...
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7 weeks ago

Bochy made all the right moves on way to title

Oct 30 2014 7:56am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game. The hardest thing was supposed to be deciding when to take him out. Actually it wasn’t that tough. You don’t win three World Series in five years without knowing that sometimes the best buttons are the ones not pushed. The hottest pitcher on the planet wanted the ball in the one game that mattered most. Once he got it, the unassuming man just starting to get some credit a ...
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7 weeks ago

Bochy made all the right moves on way to title

Oct 30 2014 7:56am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game. The hardest thing was supposed to be deciding when to take him out. Actually it wasn’t that tough. You don’t win three World Series in five years without knowing that sometimes the best buttons are the ones not pushed. The hottest pitcher on the planet wanted the ball in the one game that mattered most. Once he got it, the unassuming man just start ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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