Packing every bit as much as excitement as the ESPY nominee announcement show, at 7:00 pm tonight, ESPN has a special show to announce the rosters for your 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star teams. I guess they've left some suspense.
And hopefully, the players will do a better job of voting than the fans. There are 16 starting spots up for grabs to be decided by fan voting, and 10 of the current leaders play in either Boston or New York. Among them, Paul Lo Duca and Robinson Cano. Jason Varitek currently holds a slight lead over Joe Mauer. Six of the eight AL spots are likely going to Yankees or Red Sox, and one of the other two guys, Ichiro, has an entire country voting for him. Getting the fans involved always sounds like such a good idea.
Drop in your predictions here, your hatred for undeserving guys, your votes of confidence for deserving guys who might not make it, and your general contempt and jealousy for either the Yankees, Red Sox, or both. And let's see if we can guess which Kansas City Royal is going to end up on a squad. I'm voting for Bret Saberhagen.