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July 5, 2013           1:56 PM ET

With 34 All-Star picks for each league (and a couple extra ones due to injury), it should be easy to fill a team. And yet, there were still many tough choices. Here were a few of the toughest:

Matt Harvey gets the NL start over Clayton KershawAdam Wainwright and several other worthy candidates. Harvey has been the most dominating pitcher in the league, and the Citi Field tiebreaker doesn’t hurt, either.

Jason Kipnis wins the nod at second base in the AL over big stars Robinson Cano and Dustin Pedroia. His .921 OPS and 19 stolen bases are impressive.

Nelson Cruz and Jacoby Ellsbury take the backup outfield spots in the AL over Nick MarkakisBrett GardnerNate McLouthAlex GordonDaniel Nava and Alex Rios. I’ll go with the best power and best speed, but I can’t argue too strenuously against any of the others.

Paul Goldschmidt is the NL starter at first base, even over Joey Votto. The power totals give Goldschmidt the slightest of edges in a competition of MVP candidates.

Yadier Molina is my NL starting catcher over Buster Posey. Two of the best players in the league, but Molina is doing something special with the Cardinals‘ pitching staff.

J.J. Hardy gets the call over Jhonny Peralta as the AL starting shortstop, as I’ll take the defense there.

Justin Verlander was a tough omission, as was Ervin Santana. Verlander was close but past performance and reputation don’t count here as I’m taking the players having the best years.

Yasiel Puig is an easy pick for a spot on the NL team, as he seemingly singlehandedly changed the Dodgers‘ story and started a great one of his own.

Bryce Harper is the key to the Nationals, and I’m not about to let the wall incident prevent him from making the team.

Evan Gattis was a great early-season tale and I found a spot for him, too.

Here are my full All-Star teams, with all 30 teams represented:

AL Starters

1B Chris DavisOrioles. What can we say? The MVP so far.

2B Jason Kipnis, Indians. Led baseball in OPS and on-base percentage in June. Beats out two great ones here.

3B Miguel CabreraTigers. An all-time great at this point. Could make it two straight MVPs. Leads Davis in OPS, 1.124 to 1.123.

SS J.J. Hardy, Orioles. Some reservations with the .256 batting average. Close call.

Joe MauerTwins. The rock of the Twins. Such an advantage to have a catcher with a .397 on-base percentage.

OF Mike TroutAngels. Not as great as last year, but still the top outfielder in the league.

OF Jose BautistaBlue Jays. Don’t throw a fastball to Joey Bats.

OF Adam Jones, Orioles. Yes, the Orioles do have quite a nucleus.

DH David OrtizRed Sox. Still doing it after all these years.

SP Max Scherzer, Tigers. I’ve heard the rumor that wins don’t count anymore. But 13-0 always counts here (especially when the other numbers show great consistency).

AL bench and bullpen

Jason CastroAstros. He appears to be having a breakthrough. The nod for the Houston rep over Jose Altuve and Bud Norris.

Salvador PerezRoyals. Like him for his defense.

1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays. Tough to ignore 23 home runs.

2B Robinson Cano, Yankees. He’s run hot and cold. Right now, he’s hot.

2B Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox. The heart and soul of the first-place Red Sox.

SS Jhonny Peralta, Tigers. Off to a very nice start and will be the choice of many.

3B Josh Donaldson, A’s. Amazing he gets a spot considering the third-base logjam at third. Impressive .908 OPS.

3B Evan LongoriaRays. Terrific two-way player.

3B Manny Machado, Orioles. Yes, I know four third basemen are a lot. But he has been brilliant.

3B Adrian BeltreRangers. Might as well make it five third basemen. All deserving.

OF Nelson Cruz, Rangers. Tough call for my final two outfield spots. Markakis, Gardner, McLouth, Gordon, Nava and Alex Rios are all equally worthy.

OF Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox. Last two outfield spots are practically coin flips. He hasn’t shown the power you’d expect, but he leads the league with 33 stolen bases and seven triples.

SP Hisashi IwakumaMariners. The most underrated pitcher in the league, and still the ERA leader.

SP Felix Hernandez, Mariners. Having his usual fabulous season.

SP Yu Darvish, Rangers. Quite simply, worth every penny of that mega investment.

SP Chris SaleWhite Sox. Such amazing stuff I’m not quite sure how anyone hits him.

SP Bartolo Colon, A’s. Amazing comeback gets even better.

SP Clay Buchholz, Red Sox. Would be the starter, if healthy. As it is, he’s out.

SP Justin Masterson, Indians. He has become the ace Cleveland needs.

SP Derek Holland, Rangers. Texas really knows what it’s doing.

RP Glen Perkins, Twins. Can see why Twins don’t want to trade him.

RP Mariano Rivera, Yankees. All-time greatest reliever still at his peak.

RP Joe Nathan, Rangers. As good as ever in Texas.

RP Grant Balfour, A’s. Has converted 39 straight save opportunities.

RP Casey Janssen, Jays. Quietly having terrific season.

NL starters

1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks. A dead heat with Joey Votto, but he seems a bit more indispensable on his team. Leads NL with 69 RBI (yes, they still count here).

2B Matt Carpenter, Cardinals. No surprise, Cardinals’ idea to get more offense at second base is working. Gets call with .881 OPS.

SS Troy TulowitzkiRockies. He’s out, but there are plenty of worthy candidates.

3B David WrightMets. It’ll be quite upsetting to the Mets if their deserving positional player loses out to the out of shape, oft-injured Pablo Sandoval. Unlikely it happens.

C Yadier Molina, Cardinals. Another close one with reigning MVP Buster Posey. Molina gets it because he’s the MVP candidate this year. Leads league with .351 batting average while handling terrific staff.

OF Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies. Big-time two-way star. Leads league with .605 slugging percentage.

OF Michael Cuddyer, Rockies. A 27-game hitting streak isn’t too shabby.

OF Carlos GomezBrewers. An incredible .562 slugging percentage, good for third best in the NL.

SP Matt Harvey, Mets. Home field is the tiebreaker in an exceedingly strong field. Leads NL in WHIP (0.91) and strikeouts (141)

NL bench and bullpen

1B Joey Votto, Reds. An MVP candidate, though he isn’t starting here.

2B Brandon Phillips, Reds. He has been a bit of a slump since some early June beanings, but we need him for defense.

3B Pedro AlvarezPirates. Showing promise now with 21 home runs and .534 slugging percentage.

SS Jean Segura, Brewers. Awesome talent has delivered big. Gets the call in Tulo’s place.

SS Everth CabreraPadres. He has come through with a huge first-half performance (though he is currently out).

C Buster Posey, Giants. One of the best five players in the game. Hurts not to start him.

C Evan Gattis, Braves. Big impact though not a starter and hurt at the moment.

Russell Martin, Pirates. Doing a terrific job with the Pirates staff. One of the best free-agent signings of the winter.

OF Carlos Beltran, Cardinals. Still has big-time power and is a big-time player.

OF Domonic BrownPhillies. Philly could use a couple more like him. Monster June.

OF Bryce Harper, Nats. Dynamic player deserves a spot despite missing time.

OF Yasiel Puig, Dodgers. The June 3 call-up is a sensation, with seven games with at least three hits. Incredible performance necessitates making team. No attendance charts are consulted here, only impact.

OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates. He’s getting a bit of help in Pittsburgh this year.

SP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers. As usual, brilliant. Leads NL with 1.93 ERA and 5.1 WAR.

SP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals. Showing he’s worth the $97.5 million investment, and then some. Has 117 strikeouts and 13 walks.

SP Patrick Corbin, Diamondbacks. Consistently excellent. With a little support he’d be better than 9-1.

SP Cliff Lee, Phillies. So good the Phillies feel they can’t afford to trade him despite $25 million salary.

SP Jeff Locke, Pirates. Hitters say he is unhittable at times.

SP Jordan Zimmermann, Nats. He has been their ace, which is saying something on that staff.

SP Mike Leake, Reds. Forget that talk about pulling him out of the rotation.

SP Shelby Miller, Cardinals. Star in the making.

SP Stephen Strasburg, Nats. Maybe not all-world, but an All-Star nonetheless.

SP Mike Minor, Braves. Left-hander is putting it all together.

SP Jose FernandezMarlins. Brilliant 20-year-old took a surprise last-minute roster spot and made the most of it.

SP Travis WoodCubs. Gets slight nod over Jeff Samardzija and Nate Schierholtz for Cubs. Case could be made for all three.

RP Edward Mujica, Cardinals, Making him closer was another wise Cardinals move.

RP Craig Kimbrel, Braves. Not sure how he ever gets hit.

RP Jason Grilli, Pirates. The best reliever in the majors this year.

from:  http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/jon-heyman/22649055/my-case-for-the-allstar-game-rosters-with-no-verlander

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Paul Goldschmidt was born on September 10th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Goldschmidt

September 10th, 1987

September 10th

9 + 10 +2+0+1+2 = 24 = his personal year (from September 10th, 2012 to September 9th, 2013) = Dominating.

The Queen of Wands Tarot card

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July 2, 2013         3:10pm

Needless to say this is a subjective ranking, but here is how I rank the six players the Pirates can least afford to lose and why as they push for the playoffs in the second half.

1.) A.J. Burnett: If Wandy Rodriguez weren’t out (and in my non-medical opinion it’s not unreasonable to think he may miss the rest of the season) I may not have A.J. first. But with the current situation, he heads the list. The Pirates have lost their #2 and #3 (James McDonald) starters and while their depth has paid off in a big way, losing the ace would be a huge blow.

2.) Pedro Alvarez: We’ve seen over the last month how his bat in the middle of the order is a game-changer. The Pirates don’t have anyone close to having that kind of power in their line-up and no obvious replacement at third.

3.) Russell Martin: Neal Huntington’s best free agent signing, Martin’s defense has been a massive upgrade. His offense has also been a huge plus. If he were to go down, the drop-off to Michael McKenry and Tony Sanchez would be significant.

4.) Francisco Liriano: This is probably going to cause some argument and you could probably put Jeff Locke here just as easily. I chose the hard-throwing Liriano for much the same reason I have AJ up top. If Wandy were healthy he probably wouldn’t be on the list, but here he is.

5.) Andrew McCutchen: Another spot likely to create tons of disagreement. Cutch’s loss would be devastating, but Starling Marte’s emergence would ameliorate it to some degree, their numbers very similar in the first half. This doesn’t in anyway suggest Andrew McCutchen isn’t the best player on the team–he most-certainly is.

6.) Starling Marte: See Cutch above. A great first-half in his first full season, Marte is a stud.

The most-obvious name left out is probably Jason Grilli. He’s been as good as anyone in baseball. But the Pirates bullpen as a whole is so deep and has been so good I think they could survive the loss of any one reliever reasonably well.

from:  http://www.bucsdugout.com/2013/7/2/4487194/the-six-most-indispensable-pirates-for-the-second-half

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Starling Marte was born on October 9th, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starling_Marte

October 9th, 1988

October 9th

10 + 9 +2+0+1+2 = 24 = his personal year (from October 9th, 2012 to October 8th, 2013) = Dominating.

The Queen of Wands Tarot card

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June 26, 2013           10:10PM

“In view of his election I have written to the Governor-General asking her to commission Mr Rudd as Prime Minister,” Ms Gillard said.

Following her defeat, Ms Gillard confirmed she would not contest the safe seat of Lalor at the 2013 election and has nominated the NDIS, carbon tax and Gonski reforms as key achievements of her minority government.

She said she was “proud” to be the nation’s first female prime minister and despite the attacks she says she suffered, she thinks over time it will get easier for women to hold the top job.

“It will be easier for the next woman, and the woman after that and the woman after that. And I am proud of that,” she said.

Earlier this evening, Kevin Rudd regained the job he lost to Ms Gillard, three years and three days to the day he was forced out by a leadership ballot.

He won the ballot 57- 45 votes and it is understood he will call an August election.

Treasurer and Deputy Leader Wayne Swan quit the frontbench and Anthony Albanese was elected in his place.

In his outgoing speech, Mr Swan said it was a “privilege”to serve as Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer.

Craig Emerson, Joe Ludwig and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy have quit. Penny Wong has been elected as the new Labor leader in the Senate, a position previously held by Mr Conroy with Jacinta Collins as deputy. Dr Emerson also said he will not contest the next election.

Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has resigned.

Peter Garrett has also quit and will not contest the seat of Kingsford-Smith at the election.

Returning Officer Chris Hayes said the meeting was quite sombre but people were glad the issue was resolved.

The Governor-General is tonight seeking high-level advice before confirming Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister for the second time.

News Limited has learned that Ms Bryce was waiting to meet with the Acting Solicitor-General to discuss the constitutional impact of the leadership change before agreeing to commission Mr Rudd.

It is understood Ms Gillard is scheduled to travel the short distance to Government House to resign her office at prime minister.

But Ms Bryce will examine the resignation letter before seeking legal advice. Once satisfied she is expected to invite Mr Rudd to form government.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has warned Coalition MPs about getting too comfortable.

He warned his colleagues against getting “too cocky” following the leadership change, according to one MP.

from:  http://www.news.com.au/national-news/federal-election/labor-leadership-live-kevin-rudd-returns-julia-gillard-loses-support-of-partyroom/story-fnho52ip-1226669921693#ixzz2XKIG5LZd

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Anthony Albanese was born on March 2nd, 1963 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Albanese

March 2nd, 1963

3 + 2 +1+9+6+3 = 24 = his life lesson = The power behind the throne.

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from:  http://www.missrhodeislandusa.com/rhodeisland_meetcontestants.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Ashton Penney

1     6    5  57        24

 

her soul number = 24 = Modest.  Demure.

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from:  http://www.missrhodeislandusa.com/rhodeisland_meetcontestants.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Kelsey Gibree

2 31     7 29       24

 

how she appears to others = 24 = Wholesome.

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Keilara McCormick lives in Lehi, Utah and is a senior at American Fork High School where she is a varsity player on the high school soccer team and track team. Keilara excels in not only athletics, but also academics as she is an honor student and her favorite subjects are English, Art, Arabic and AP history. Moreover, she has received awards for writing her own poetry and creating outstanding pottery work in school.

Keilara’s number one hobby is playing the violin, and she has been playing it for nearly 10 years. Beyond that, she loves to dance, snowboard, cook and hang out with her friends during her free time.

Keilara has volunteered as a coach at local soccer camps for youth over the summer, and loves to help in any way she can. She stays involved in her community by cleaning her neighborhood church on the weekends.  Keilara’s career aspirations are that she hopes to someday work in the fashion industry and design her own clothing line.

from:  http://www.missuniverse.com/missteenusa/members/profile/651715/2012

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Keilara McCormick

2                      4

 

how she appears to the world = KM = 24 = Devotion.   Cleaning her neighborhood church on the weekends.

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Tara Rackham

Achievements

I did the glowalk to raise money for haven house as well as helping to organise a fashion show for haven house.

Talents

Netball,acting,guitar

Ambitions

I would love to have a career in acting.

Age:
15
Height:
5ft 5inch (166cm)
Shoes:
5
Hair:
Brown
Eye:
Brown / Hazel

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Tara Rackham

2                   4

 

how she obtains her heart’s desire = TM = 24 = Wholesome.  Demure.

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