– *WHO’S THE ALL-STAR?*
– It’s hard not to be biased here, as I’m a devout Yankee fan – (and I’m obligated to hate everything Boston.) This years all-star voting is coming down to the wire, and it’s time to decide once and for all: who’s playing first base for the American league?
*Let’s start by braking down the stats…
RUNS: 45 <
HITS: 68 <
HOMERUNS: 20 <
RBI’s: 55 <
STRIKEOUTS: 41 <
AVERAGE: .324 <
*And there you have it. Braking it down on paper, I can’t even believe what I’m seeing to be honest with you. With a .324 batting average, I thought that Youkilis would undoubtedly have the edge in every stats column, (with the exception of homeruns.) I couldn’t of been more wrong! The end result is that: I had no idea what to expect in doing this little bit of research, but I now see that I don’t need to be biased at all…
Teixeira is the obvious all-star here folks. Here’s some food for thought… The stats above are just the batting we’ve seen from these two players. Do we really need to establish who’s better in the field!? Teixeira takes the cake in that catagory too, so what’s really left to debate here? In all fairness, it comes down to what YOU think is more impressive. (Actually, it comes down to who gets more votes lol -) But what impresses you? Youkilis hitting consistantly all season long, or Teixeira slumping – and quickly catching up to the best batters in the league? (.300 is just around the corner.) It’s a toss up – and *on paper,* – the winner is clearly Tex.