So there’s this 1977 all-star break coming up. Can’t help myself, it’s built into the schedule. But I thought I’d try something more elaborate and fun than just using players from the same 16 teams in the replay. Come on down, Giants and Mets, Tigers and Angels! Welcome to the Funky Club, first-year Jays and Mariners! That’s right, I’ll be constructing the 30-man squads using all 26 clubs, because Bobby Bonds just deserves to play, damn it all.
Now for the fun part. Instead of casting a meaningless ballot for players you might not even remember, pick the winning team of the 2-out-of-3 series (screw this one-game nonsense!) and the closest total runs and WIN A PAIR of home-compiled Funky CDs, one with old skool grooves and one with new ones. Over eight hours of funktastic dancing pleasure!
I’ll be back in a week with the detailed entry info, complete All-Star rosters and chosen ballparks. Tiger Stadium will definitely be one of them. In the meantime, click on the Omar Infante-free ballot to enlarge the image and get even more stoked. —J.P.