illustration by Samara Pearlstein
You guys you guys you guys.
Alex Avila is the starting catcher for the American League in the 2011 All Star Game!
Everyone who voted can pat themselves on the back for this one. I don’t even care if MLB somehow secretly jiggered the numbers to overcome Yankeeplosion or whatever. The end result is what mattered, and the end result is ALEX AVILA, DESERVINGEST OF TIGERS, starting the All Star Game.
Justin Verlander and Jose Valverde are going also (although Verlander will not pitch), and Miguel Cabrera got in as some sort of reserve.
Proper illustration to come after the holiday.