2009 MLB All Star Rosters

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All-Star Snubs: American League | National League

2009 All-Stars
AL Starters NL Starters
Pos. Player Team Pos. Player Team
C Joe Mauer Twins C Yadier Molina Cardinals
1B Mark Teixeira Yankees 1B Albert Pujols Cardinals
2B Aaron Hill Blue Jays 2B Chase Utley Phillies
3B Evan Longoria Rays 3B David Wright Mets
SS Derek Jeter Yankees SS Hanley Ramirez Marlins
OF Jason Bay Red Sox OF Ryan Braun Brewers
OF Ichiro Suzuki Mariners OF Raul Ibanez Phillies
OF Josh Hamilton Rangers OF Carlos Beltran Mets
AL Reserves NL Reserves
SP Zack Greinke Royals SP Zach Duke* Pirates
SP Roy Halladay Blue Jays SP Ted Lilly Cubs
SP Justin Verlander Tigers SP Dan Haren D’backs
SP Tim Wakefield Red Sox SP Tim Lincecum Giants
SP Mark Buehrle Wh. Sox SP Chad Billingsley Dodgers
SP Felix Hernandez Mariners SP Josh Johnson Marlins
SP Josh Beckett Red Sox SP Johan Santana Mets
SP Edwin Jackson Tigers SP Jason Marquis Rockies
RP Jonathan Papelbon Red Sox RP Ryan Franklin Cardinals
RP Joe Nathan Twins RP Heath Bell Padres
RP Mariano Rivera Yankees RP Trevor Hoffman* Brewers
RP Brian Fuentes Angels RP Francisco Rodriguez Mets
RP Andrew Bailey Athletics RP Francisco Cordero Reds
C Victor Martinez Indians C Brian McCann Braves
1B Kevin Youkilis Red Sox 1B Prince Fielder Brewers
1B Justin Morneau Twins 1B Ryan Howard Phillies
1B Carlos Pena* Rays 2B Orlando Hudson Dodgers
3B Michael Young Rangers 3B Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
SS Jason Bartlett Rays SS Miguel Tejada Astros
OF Adam Jones Orioles OF Justin Upton D’backs
OF Curtis Granderson Tigers OF Brad Hawpe Rockies
OF Torii Hunter Angels OF Hunter Pence Astros
OF Carl Crawford Rays 1B Adrian Gonzalez Padres
UT Ben Zobrist Rays 2B Freddy Sanchez Pirates
3B Brandon Inge Tigers OF Shane Victorino Phillies
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Steve McNair killed by girlfriend

Posted in death, Famous People, Football, Michael Burks, News, Sports, Uncategorized, USA News on July 9, 2009 by Michael Burks

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/2009/07/08/2009-07-08_steve_mcnair.html

 

Her roommate had recently announced that she was moving out and Kazemi, a waitress at a Dave and Buster’s sports bar in Nashville, feared her rent would double.

Compounding her anxieties was an increasing suspicion that she was not McNair’s only mistress.

“She believed McNair was involved with another woman and that, too, participated in her state of mind, we think,” said Serpas.

Kazemi even tracked down the woman she assumed McNair was romantically involved with and followed her home Friday, but did not confront her, Serpas said.

“She had become very distraught and on two occasions she had told friends and associates that her life was all messed up and that she was going to end it all,” Serpas said.

He added that Kazemi told a friend on Friday, “My life is a ball of s— and I should end it.”

Relatives told reporters that Kazemi believed McNair, the father of four, was about to finalize a divorce from his wife of 12 years. In reality, no divorce papers were ever filed.

The same day she purchased her gun, Kazemi took out an ad on Craigslist selling all her furniture – including the sectional sofa she and McNair died on, the Tennessean newspaper reported. Kazemi’s relatives said she was selling her belongings because she thought she was moving in with McNair.

The bombshell news came on the eve of McNair’s funeral in Nashville, where he is revered for leading the Titans to the Super Bowl in 1999 and praised for his charitable work in the community.

McNair, a three-time Pro-Bowl pick who ended his illustrious career with the Baltimore Ravens, will be buried in his hometown, Mt. Olive, Miss.

whutchinson@nydailynews.com

Steve McNair fans say goodbye

Posted in death, Famous People, Football, Michael Burks, News, Sports, Uncategorized, USA News with tags , on July 9, 2009 by Michael Burks

http://blogs.usatoday.com/gameon/2009/07/titans-open-up-stadium-to-honor-mcnair.html

 

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans opened their stadium Wednesday for fans who wanted to come and remember Steve McNair at the place where he gave them so many memories.

Nearly 4,000 fans filed into LP Field by late afternoon, to sit in the stands and watch a rolling video of McNair’s career.

1ablog-fansformcnair“This is great,” said Nashville native Dan Haneline. “A lot of people are hurting because he’s gone, and it’s not fun to hurt alone.”

The Titans also made available several large albums for fans to write messages, to be passed on to McNair’s family.

“I wrote, ‘Steve, it was a great ride. Thank you,’.” said Mary Ellen Gandi of Franklin, a Titans season-ticket holder since 1999 who was wearing a No. 9 McNair jersey.

Mitchell Deloatch made a 10-hour drive with his wife Tenisha from North Carolina and said they would stay in Nashville for today’s memorial to McNair, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Whites Creek, from 3:45-6:45 p.m. (Photo of Titans fan Princess Lagan by George Walker IV, The Tennessean)

 “I followed him since he was at Alcorn State,” Deloatch said.

The video played on the two massive end zone screens and included classic footage of McNair making a pair of 360-degree spins to escape tacklers and throw a touchdown pass during his “Air McNair” run at Alcorn State.

 “It’s just closure for me,” said Chris Hurt of Nashville. “It’s been a long few days.”

 Velma McQuiddy came with five grandchildren, including two who had attended one of McNair’s football camps in Nashville.

 “I saw Steve two weeks ago, before he opened his restaurant,” McQuiddy said. “I think he remembered them, and he stopped to talk to the boys.”

The tribute will continue today at LP Field, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. CT. — Tom Weir

Steve McNair found dead

Posted in Famous People, Football, Michael Burks, News, Uncategorized, USA News with tags , on July 7, 2009 by Michael Burks

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Michael Jackson dies at age 50

Posted in death, Famous People, Hollywood, Michael Burks, Music, News, Uncategorized, USA News, World News on June 25, 2009 by Michael Burks

http://www.edmontonsun.com/entertainment/2009/06/25/9936706.html

Michael Jackson dies at age 50

Posted in death, Famous People, Hollywood, Michael Burks, Music, News, Uncategorized, USA News, World News on June 25, 2009 by Michael Burks

http://www.edmontonsun.com/entertainment/2009/06/25/9936706.html

Michael Jackson dies at age 50

Posted in death, Famous People, Hollywood, Michael Burks, Music, News, Uncategorized, USA News, World News on June 25, 2009 by Michael Burks

http://www.edmontonsun.com/entertainment/2009/06/25/9936706.html