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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hey Now, You're an All-Star

The Triple-A All-Star Game is tonight. It's airing on ESPN2 - starting at 10pm. For some reason, it's in Portland, Oregon. Bizarre. Bud Selig agreed to start the World Series before 8pm for the first time in 30 years this year, because the games were so late in the eastern time zone. But the AAA All-Star Game starts at 10pm. Go figure.

The Yankees have two outfielders on the IL team this year: Austin Jackson in CF and Shelley Duncan in left. Drew Stubbs, probably the top prospect in the Reds system, is in right.

Six years ago tomorrow, Bubba Crosby was playing in the AAA All-Star Game. He started in right field, for the PCL.

And five years ago yesterday, Andy Phillips had a spectacular night playing in the AAA All-Star Game. He played 2B, and hit a walkoff homer in the 10th. He was chosen MVP.

Even better, the game was played in Pawtucket that year - the Red Sox AAA affiliate. (Andy is quite the Sox-killer. He homered in his first big league at-bat - at Fenway.)


posted by BubbaFan, 10:28 PM


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