Can I get a whut-whut?
The BEML takes its annual break this week to celebrate its All-Stars. Meanwhile, here’s how the standings look (with the teams’ respective ’09 All-Stars):
- Craydawgs 81.0 (Sandoval, H-Ram, Kemp)
- Bears 77.0 (Pujols, Halladay, Nathan)
- The Franchise 70.0 (Utley, Bartlett, Ichiro, Lincecum)
- Dirty Dogs 65.5 (Fielder, King Felix, E. Jackson, Vazquez)
- Snowmen 59.5 (Crawford, Hunter, Jeter)
- SeaWolves 54.0 (Ellsbury)
- Barracudas 45.5 (Wright, Haren, Greinke)
- The Pack Is Back 42.0
- Flying Z 29.5 (Mauer)
- Ballbags 26.0 (Josh Johnson)
Let’s run down the 2009 BEML All-Stars, shall we?:
You’ve got to go with Joltin’ Joe Mauer (Flying Z) (.373/49 Runs/15 HR/49 RBI/1 SB) and Pablo Sandoval of the Craydawgs (.333/41/15/55/4).
At 1B, perennial BEML All-Star Albert Pujols (Bears) has already had a fine full season’s worth of stats with a blowout line of .332/73/32/87/10.
At 2B, Chase Utley (The Franchise) edges out the Bears’ Ian Kinsler for the honor. Utley sports a .313/62/20/61/9 line.
The hot corner for the ’09 All-Stars is manned by the Barracudas’ David Wright (.324/56/5/44/20) who edges out another Bear, Mark Reynolds.
The Craydawgs’ Hanley Ramirez stands out at Shortstop; he’s at .349/53/14/61/13 on the season and in range for a possible run at 30/30 and a batting title.
Gotta give the Corner Infield slot to the Dirty Dogs’ Prince Fielder (.315/58/22/78/1).
Despite missing some time, The Franchise’s Jason Bartlett will enjoy his first BEML All-Star game this year (.347/45/8/39/19).
Who said anything about “low tars”?
The Snowmen boast two All-Stars in the BEML Outfield, Carl Crawford (.309/58/8/39/44) and Torii Hunter (.305/56/17/65/13), who join the SeaWolves’ Jacoby Ellsbury (.297/47/5/29/40), The Franchise’s Ichiro (.362/45/6/24/19), and the Craydawgs’ Matt Kemp (.320/48/11/50/19).
At DH is another speed merchant, Derek Jeter (Snowmen), who is having one of his best years in the BEML thus far: .321/56/10/37/17.
The Barracudas’ Dan Haren is the starting pitcher for the ’09 BEML All-Stars. He has racked up some impressive stats in the first half (9 Wins/129 Ks/2.01 ERA/0.81 WHIP), but the Cudas should beware his perennial second half fade. The Franchise’s Tim Lincecum also makes the cut (10 Ws/149 Ks/2.33/1.05), and the rotation is rounded out with the Barracudas’ Zack Greinke (10 W/129 K/2.12/1.08), three Dirty Dogs: King Felix (9 W/121 K/2.53/1.14), the surprising Edwin Jackson (7 W/97 K/2.52/1.06), and — BREAKING NEWS ALERT — Javier Vazquez (6 W/136 K/2.95/1.05), who was traded just today to the Craydawgs for Raul Ibanez and Tommy Hanson; and two Bears: Roy Halladay (10 W/106 K/2.85/1.10) and closer Joe Nathan (1 W/43 K/23 Saves/1.31/0.73); and the Ballbags’ Josh Johnson (8 W/109 K/2.74/1.12).