If you didn’t figure it out from the headline, the Rays’ Carlos Pena will be making his first All-Star Game appearance in St. Louis this year!!!
Just in this morning is the report that Boston’s Dustin Pedroia will skip this year All-Star Game. This was expected because of the health of his family, and hopefully things will be fine there.
Although it seemed that Ian Kinsler would be the natural choice to take Pedroia’s place on the roster because of the 2B/2B swapout, Joe Maddon went “favorites” and picked the AL home run leader (as of yesterday) Carlos Pena to round out the roster.
How great is that!?
Not only will Pena appear in the game, and I am all abuzz about this next part so get ready for it,
HE WILL BE THE FINAL PARTICIPANT IN THE HOME RUN DERBY!
I think I’m going to faint.
What a great start to a great Sunday!
We were hoping that one of the game’s truly nice guys was going to be able to be in the game. We got our wish!
So Rays fans, get ready to enjoy the greatest All-Star Break in the history of the Tampa Bay Rays.