Poor Bryan LaHair.
His timing is just so awful.
I mean, if it's even possible to say... what a crap time for him to be chosen as an All-Star.
First off, it's the Year Of Rookies In The All-Star Game.
Did you see Mike Trout and Bryce Harper and all those guys?
I think there were five.
The announcers were just gushing over all of them.
And then there's Bryan LaHair standing over there.
He played in 45 games and had 136 at-bats with Seattle in '08, so that was his rookie year.
And even if he was a rookie, he'll be 30 in November, so he's just not in that conversation of exciting young players.
Then in the 6th inning Tony LaRussa finally pulls Reds 1st baseman Joey Votto, but puts in Cardinal 3rd baseman David Freese to hit in his spot.
Like a minute later I read a Carrie Muskat tweet that said something like, "Bryan LaHair isn't in the game yet but David Freese borrowed his glove."
I want to be really mad at LaRussa, but I can't.
Chris Sale was on the mound, and he's a lefty.
LaRussa would simply say, "I couldn't put him in there - LaHair doesn't even hit against lefties in regular games."
So a reserve third baseman comes in to play first in front of first baseman LaHair, who isn't even a first baseman on his own team any more.
I SWEAR, LaHair should just put on a tie that he can yank and say...
Anyway Bryan LaHair, if it's any consolation at all, I'm pullin' for you, bud.
I hope you don't read this post, and don't pay attention to anything anybody says.
Just keep hitting and catching the ball.