Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Hunter Update

It's about noon on Tuesday afternoon. ESPN.com's poll currently has Torii Hunter tweaking out Derek Jeter for the 32nd spot on the AL All-Star roster, with Hunter receiving 30.4% of the votes and Jeter receiving 29.9%. Voting finalizes on Wednesday. It could still go either way, but I am absolutely stunned that Hunter is even in this race. Jeter is a wildly popular player and he plays for the friggin' Yankees. In any case, keep voting and hopefully we can get a third Twin in the game, although I doubt he would see a whole lot of play time.

Check back later tonight for a report on tonight's game, which will be rookie Scott Baker's first career start. It will be interesting to see how he fares against a loaded Angels offense.