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3:39 p.m. EDT            July 8, 2013

Fan voting for the All-Star Game is akin to a popularity contest, and the Atlanta Braves think that some major media outlets aren’t playing fair.

A single spot remains on the National League All-Star team, and public voting will determine which of five candidates earns the final roster position. Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman is perhaps the most deserving, his .306 batting average and 56 runs batted in a major reason for the Braves’ stranglehold over the NL East. But the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is on the ballot, and noting the national attention that the rookie sensation has received, Freeman didn’t have much confidence that he’d make his first All-Star Game.

“Good luck with that, huh?” Freeman told the Atlantic Journal Constitution. “(Puig) is already on the lede ESPN ticker.”

One small problem: Freeman is currently ahead of Puig in the Final Vote, though Tuesday morning’s vote update figures to carry more heft, with a full weekday sample reflected.

Before the totals were released, the Braves sniffed a conspiracy of sorts.

“I mean, it’s pretty obvious what players certain media outlets want to have plugged in,” said Braves pitcher Tim Hudson in reference to Puig. “It’s pretty obvious.”

While ESPN doesn’t broadcast the All-Star Game, it will air the Home Run Derby. Puig might be more likely to participate and show off his vaunted power – perhaps leading to a boost in ratings – if he were already in New York. Meanwhile, Freeman has never hit more than 25 home runs in a season.

But there’s no doubt that Puig deserves a bright spotlight. All he’s done in a month’s worth of games is bat .409 with a .677 slugging percentage and hit eight home. Oh, and he regularly makes impressive running catches while playing with fearless abandon. But is he All-Star caliber? Many big leaguers warn, “not yet.”

“There’s no question a young guy like that brings excitement to the game,” St. Louis’ Chris Carpenter told USA TODAY Sports. “But does three good weeks or a month make you an All-Star? Does that mean you’re deserving to be an All-Star? No.”

Since his debut in June, Puig has seen his face plastered across ESPN’s – and several media outlets’ – front page. Freeman hasn’t, despite being a cog in Atlanta’s lineup from the season’s opening day.

from:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2013/07/08/freddie-freeman-yasiel-puig-home-run-derby-espn/2499637/

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Freddie Freeman was born on September 12th, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Freeman

September 12th, 1989

September 12th

9 + 12 +2+0+1+2 = 26 = his personal year (from September 12th, 2012 to September 11th, 2013) = Popular.  Fans.  In the news.  Media attention.

Page of Wands Tarot card

26 year + 6 (June) = 32 = his personal month (from June 12th, 2013 to July 11th, 2013) = Baseball.  All-Star.

Six of Wands Tarot card

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July 8, 2013               9:00:27 PM

When Dana White said early Monday that he was interested in pushing the rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva to the UFC 168 card on Dec. 28, apparently he was giving some consideration to moving the Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate fight off of that card. That wouldn’t have made a lot of sense, given Rousey’s been on the shelf to film The Ultimate Fighter 18, and that UFC 168 card is the first pay-per-view after the reality show’s conclusion in December.

Furthermore, Rousey herself wasn’t really into that idea. In an interview with the LA Times, Rousey said she understood why White was thinking about it, but that she wasn’t interested in waiting.

“I don’t want to be on the shelf too long… it’s not optimal, but I can handle anything,” Rousey said. “I would like to be on the New Year’s card, but I can see why Dana wants that [rematch] to get done as soon as possible.”

Fortunately for Rousey, White had a change of heart, and in that same piece from the LA Times, Lance Pugmire stated that White decided that Silva-Weidman will not take place on Dec. 28 after all. It was a long shot in the first place, as Silva wanted to take time off after his loss to Weidman anyway.

So for now, things are going forward as expected, with Rousey-Tate on Dec. 28, and Weidman-Silva II sometime early in 2014 if they can get Silva to agree to the rematch.

Penick’s Analysis: I misread the situation earlier today, as I didn’t think they’d give serious consideration to moving Rousey-Tate. They’d just announced it, for one, and that fight does not need to be delayed any further. Still, it could have been a massive event had both fights taken place on that same card. For Rousey, she’ll stay on the event, and White now wants to get her three fights in 2014 to make up for the layoff this year. That’s a good thing for her, and hopefully they can get Weidman-Silva II on Super Bowl weekend as originally expected.

from:  http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_17575.shtml#.Udt3wvm-2uI

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Miesha Tate was born on August 18th, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miesha_Tate

August 18th, 1986

August 18th

8 + 18 +2+0+1+3 = 32 = her personal year (from August 18th, 2013 to August 17th, 2014) = Fighting.  In it to win it.

Six of Wands Tarot card

32 year + 12 (December) = 44 = her personal month (from December 18th, 2013 to January 17th, 2014) = Stay tuned for updates.

Four of Cups Tarot card

44 month + 28 (28th of the month on Saturday December 28th, 2013) = 72 = her personal day = The tried and true.

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July 7, 2013           8:22 PM EDT

The game was already a disaster for Canada before stoppage time, with Martinique — sometimes pronounced by its full name: not even a FIFA member, Martinique — dominating one of the Gold Cup’s three automatic entrants. Though Canada were keeping more of the ball, they were also on their way to being outshot 27-8 by the French island’s team.

Then came stoppage time, when 37-year-old Fabrice Reuperné launched a rocket from 25 yards, one that may have doomed Canada’s chances of being one of the eight teams that advance from the 12-nation opening round. Just before the 93-minute mark, a left-footed volley of a clearance bounding out of the Canadian area gave goalkeeper Milan Borjan no chance to prevent a shocking opener to this year’s Gold Cup.

Martinique may have only have a population of around 403,000, but nine of their squad’s 23 players make their living off the island, playing in leagues such as France’s Ligue 1 (Kévin Olimpia), Ligue 2 (Olivier Thomert), Spain’s Segunda Division (Jean-Sylvain Babin, Grégory Arnolin), England’s League One (Yoann Arquin), and Major League Soccer (Frédéric Piquionne). While that doesn’t necessarily make them a great side, it does speak to the implied notion that something named Martinique can’t field a decent squad.

All the same, Canada didn’t just lose to Martinique. This wasn’t an against the run of play, one-off goal that made the final score uncharacteristic of how the game was played. The Canadians were decidedly second best, a humbling experience for a team that, while having struggled in recent World Cup qualifying campaigns, has a paved road into this competition.

Compounding the embarrassment: This result puts Canada on track to finish last in Group A. Without an upset over Mexico or Panama, Canada’s going home after three games, with a history set to reflect they not only lost to Martinique, they finished behind them in Group Play.

from:  http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/07/canada-loses-to-martinique-in-gold-cup-opener/

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Fabrice Reuperné was born on September 18th, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabrice_Reuperne

September 18th, 1975

September 18th

9 + 18 +2+0+1+2 = 32 = his personal year (from September 18th, 2012 to September 17th, 2013) = Winning.  In it to win it.

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American League American League

Starters
C: Joe Mauer, Twins
1B: Chris Davis, Orioles
2B: Robinson Cano, Yankees
SS: J.J. Hardy, Orioles
3B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
OF: Mike Trout, Angels
OF: Adam Jones, Orioles
OF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
DH: David Ortiz, Red Sox

Pitchers
RHP: Clay Buchholz *, Red Sox
LHP: Brett Cecil, Blue Jays
RHP: Bartolo Colon @, A’s
RHP: Jesse Crain *, White Sox
RHP: Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP: Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP: Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
RHP: Justin Masterson, Indians
RHP: Joe Nathan, Rangers
LHP: Glen Perkins @, Twins
RHP: Mariano Rivera, Yankees
LHP: Chris Sale, White Sox
RHP: Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP: Justin Verlander, Tigers

Reserves
C: Jason Castro, Astros
C: Salvador Perez, Royals
1B: Prince Fielder, Tigers
2B: Jason Kipnis, Indians
2B: Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
2B: Ben Zobrist, Rays
SS: Jhonny Peralta: Tigers
3B: Manny Machado, Orioles
OF: Nelson Cruz, Rangers
OF: Alex Gordon, Royals
OF: Torii Hunter, Tigers
DH: Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays

 

National League National League

Starters
C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B: Joey Votto, Reds
2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B: David Wright, Mets
OF: Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
OF: Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals

Pitchers
LHP: Madison Bumgarner, Giants
LHP: Aroldis Chapman, Reds
LHP: Patrick Corbin, D-backs
RHP: Jose Fernandez, Marlins
RHP: Jason Grilli, Pirates
RHP: Matt Harvey, Mets
LHP: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP: Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP: Cliff Lee, Phillies
LHP: Jeff Locke, Pirates
RHP: Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
LHP: Travis Wood, Cubs
RHP: Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals

Reserves
C: Buster Posey, Giants
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
1B: Allen Craig, Cardinals
2B: Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
2B: Marco Scutaro, Giants
SS: Everth Cabrera, Padres
SS: Jean Segura, Brewers
3B: Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
OF: Domonic Brown, Phillies
OF: Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
OF: Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates

 

from:  http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130706&content_id=52391804&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

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Robinson Canó was born on October 22nd, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinson_Cano

October 22nd, 1982

10 + 22 = 32 = his core number = Baseball.  All-Star.  One of the best.  Knocking it out of the park.

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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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J. J. Hardy was born on August 19th, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J_J_Hardy

August 19th, 1982

August 19th

8 + 19 +2+0+1+2 = 32 = his personal year (from August 19th, 2012 to August 18th, 2013) = Baseball.  Home runs.  All-Star.  One of the best.

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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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Jason Kipnis was born on April 3rd, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Kipnis

April 3rd, 1987

4 + 3 +1+9+8+7 = 32 = his life lesson = Baseball.  Home runs.  All-Star.  One of the best.

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Blake Bell

June 25, 2013        11:00AM ET

It didn’t take long in 2007 for Sam Bradford to solidify his starting quarterback status.

In the opener against North Texas, Bradford tied the school record for consecutive completions and broke the record for passing yards in a half. After a five-touchdown performance Week 2 against Miami, the Sooners knew they had their quarterback.

It’s unlikely Blake Bell will have that kind of debut as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback. Still, it shouldn’t take long this time either for OU to determine if Bell is its quarterback of the future. Against the current of a brutal six-game start to the schedule, Bell will either swim and solidify the job — as Bradford did — or he will sink and open the way for Kendal Thompson or Trevor Knight to get their shot.

Last week during a caravan stop in Wichita, coach Bob Stoops reiterated he’s in no hurry to name a starting quarterback. Thompson and Knight both have talent. Despite his offseason dustup with police, Thompson remains one of the hardest workers on the team. He also has displayed a great feel for escaping trouble in the pocket and making plays downfield. Knight is an athletic freak who has the potential to be prolific as a dual threat. By several accounts, both Thompson and Knight have been sharp during 7-on-7 workouts so far this summer.

But given his seniority, his relative understanding of the offense, his experience on the field and the way he closed out the spring in the Red-White game, it’s difficult to envision a scenario in which Bell isn’t ultimately named the starter for the opener. Whether he’s able to hold the job will be another storyline.

All of the Sooners’ first six opponents are coming off bowl appearances. Yes, OU will be heavy home favorites in the first three games against Louisiana-Monroe, West Virginia and Tulsa. But the second trio of games — at Notre Dame, TCU and Texas — figures to be the defining stretch of the season. For Bell, especially.

The Irish lost quarterback Everett Golson during the offseason. But they should have another formidable defense, headlined by perhaps the best defensive line in college football. The game is also in South Bend, Ind., where Notre Dame has won 10 of 11.

After facing one of the top defenses in the country, the Sooners will see what should be the best defense in the Big 12. The Horned Frogs feature two defensive All-American candidates in end Devonte Fields and cornerback Jason Verrett.

And following all of that, the Sooners will still have the Red River Rivalry, which has both vindicated and vanquished many quarterbacks over the years.

By that point, the Sooners will know a lot about Bell. Including whether he’s their guy going forward.

from:  http://espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_/id/68660/early-slate-will-reveal-much-about-blake-bell

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Blake Bell was born on August 7th, 1991 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake_Bell

August 7th, 1991

8 + 7 +1+9+9+1 = 35 = his life lesson = Quarterback.

Nine of Wands Tarot card

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August 7th, 1991

7 +1+9+9+1 = 27 = his “secret” number = Starter.  Starting player.

Ace of Wands Tarot card

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August 7th, 1991

August 7th

8 + 7 +2+0+1+3 = 21 = his personal year (from August 7th, 2013 to August 6th, 2014) = On the world stage.  For all the world to see.  Seeing the big picture.

21

 

21 year + 11 (November) = 32 = his personal month (from November 7th, 2013 to December 6th, 2013) = Football.  Winning.  One of the best.

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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

 

 

Blake Bell

23125 2533         26

 

his path of destiny = 26 = Popular.  Fans.  Television.  Media attention.  In the news.  Making headlines.

Page of Wands Tarot card

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