By Joe Stiglich
Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at 1:13 pm in Uncategorized.
It sure wasn’t a shock to see Terry Francona take Justin Duchscherer for his AL All-Star pitching staff. Richly deserved, you’d have to agree. I really looked at Duchscherer as a huge question mark entering this season, both because of the hip surgery he was rebounding from and his transition from the ‘pen to the rotation. But Duchscherer will tell you that’s what’s been so gratifying about this season. More than the All-Star invite, he relishes proving doubters wrong about his ability to make the switch.
No A’s infielder finished in the top eight in fan balloting, and no outfielder finished in the top 24. Not incredibly surprising considering the A’s low profile as a team, but I thought Mark Ellis and Bobby Crosby deserved a little more love at their respective positions …