Please vote for Chipper Jones to make the All-Star team

Let’s get Jones one last spotlight for the national audience.

As you know, I am very critical of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. It’s the voting and the fact that the game affects the playoffs that really irritates me. But it’s not all that bad.

There are a lot of good things about the All-Star Game and I hope that the fans allow for one more great moment to happen with the Final Vote.

In the National League, it appears to be a two-man race between veteran Chipper Jones and rookie Bryce Harper. Both have great appeal to the national audience and either would be great selections. But the vote should go to Jones.

Jones has announced that this would be his final season in the big leagues and with a tremendous Hall of Fame career, it would appropriate for the fans to vote him in and give him a farewell. For this one selection, I don’t care if this game “counts”.

I’ve always loved how Jones has played throughout his career and he is one of the reasons why I fell in love with baseball. He deserves this.

To vote for Jones, visit MLB.com and you can vote multiple times. Deadline is Thursday at 1PM PT.

What to make out of Aldon Smith’s stabbing incident

Trying to understand the mind of Aldon Smith.

As a sports fan, I have seen the great things that athletes have done on the field. I have seen even greater things that they have done off the field. But I have also seen some pretty dumb decisions by these athletes. And sometimes, these decisions have unfortunate results.

So when I found out about Aldon Smith’s stabbing incident over the weekend, I didn’t immediately jump to the conclusion that Smith is an idiot. Granted getting stabbed is a serious incident and there have to some really unsafe circumstances to lead to the injury.

But I often feel like that we are quick to judge. At least people in the media, it’s always an assumption of one thing or another because we love to label things. I try not to do it as much as I normally do in real life.

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