Sunday, July 3, 2011

Milwaukee Trio to Start in All-Star Game


If there was ever even an inkling of doubt before this weekend that Milwaukee knew how to grow and keep their own homegrown talent, this year's starting lineup for the National League in the All-Star game should help eliminate that. Rickie Weeks, Prince Fielder, and Ryan Braun all led the fan voting at their respective positions, and all will be starting in this year's Midsummer Classic. It's the first time in Brewers history that they'll be represented by three starters, but it's definitely deserving for this trio.

You won't be able to find any Brewers on the bench however, as the three starters are the only three that have been selected. I thought there was a chance that John Axford and maybe even Shaun Marcum could get nods, but for now both of them will remain at home and enjoy their extra days off. Still, no complaining from me as seeing three guys starting in the All-Star game is certainly something I never expected to see. Well done, gentlemen, and well done Brewers fans for making sure these guys got the recognition that they have earned.

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