This is Gil Meche, the Kansas City Royals' "All-Star" for last night's game. Like Albert Pujols, he didn't get in the game. For Royals fans, this is the furthest thing from unusual. Their All-Star history is so checkered that the last Royals to get a hit in an All-Star game was ... Bo Jackson.
Royals Review provides the gruesome history of the Royals in the big game. Here's the last five years.
2007: Gil Meche named, did not play.
2006: Mark Redman named, did not play.
2005: Mike Sweeney named, struck out as a pinch-hitter in the 7th.
2004: Ken Harvey named, struck out as a pinch-hitter in the 3rd.
2003: Mike MacDougal and Sweeney named, neither appeared.
Man, life as a Royals fan is just outstanding.
Royals In the All-Star Game: An Illustrious History [Royals Review]