Ryan Vogelsong Would Not Wear the Ribbon?

Hey Bochy, Lincecum, this man will not wear the ribbon. Who? Who will not wear the ribbon? I’m wearing the ribbon, he’s wearing the ribbon, we are all wearing the ribbon. So why aren’t you going to wear the ribbon? I guess we’re just going to have to teach Ryan Vogelsong to wear the ribbon!

The Giants had an “Until There’s a Cure Night” on Monday and all players wore red ribbons on their jerseys to support AIDS research. Vogelsong was the only player who didn’t have a ribbon on his jersey, so many people were worried he had done it out of protest. Turns out that was not the case.

Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle explains what happened:

“Vogelsong has two home-white jerseys. One is made of a mesh material that breathes better in the heat, so he wears that during the day. He wears a heavier uni at night. The clubhouse staff had the ribbon sewn onto the day uniform, which sat in Vogelsong’s locker the entire game.”

Alright, alright, so Vogelsong gets a pass. But by law, we are obligated to play this classic clip from Seinfeld. Enjoy:

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MLB All-Star Game Snubs: National League

The fans really nailed the NL starters for the All-Star Game. I only had one complaint with the fan vote, so they must be commended for getting it right. All my other complaints are really nit-picking because the NL All-Star team was well selected. Manager Bruce Bochy was too much of a homer and included a few too many Giants pitchers, so that’s the only other issue I really have. Here are the NL All-Star team snubs (written as the player who should have made it over the one who did):

Aramis Ramirez over Placido Polanco, Chipper Jones at 3B

Fans got all the starters right except for Placido Polanco at third base. There was no real standout at the position this year but Ramirez is having the best year of all NL third basemen. He should have been the starter over Polanco and the backup over Chipper Jones. It should have gone Aramis and then either Chipper or Chase Headley as the backup.

Andrew McCutchen over Jay Bruce in OF

McCutchen misses out on his second straight All-Star game in favor of a Pirates reliever. He deserved to go last year over Evan Meek and deserves to go this year. Bruce had a major power surge in May that captured everyone’s attention but h’s cooled off since then. McCutchen, with his 12 home runs and 15 stolen bases, has been the better overall player.

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