Here's my Baseball Bloggers Alliance ballot for the MLB All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The 85th edition of baseball's mid summer classic is on July 15, and will be televised nationally by FOX.
Before I list my starters for each league, let me first explain what it's been like for me the first 3 1/2 months of the baseball season.
For the first time in a very long time I haven't been able to watch much baseball on TV.
I haven't had cable TV, or the Internet in my house since early March.
The only live games I've seen are the Saturday night games on FOX Baseball Night in America.
My smartphone isn't very good, either, and it won't stream games from MLB.TV.
So, all I've know of baseball is from my Twitter feed, my Facebook page, and articles and stats from the MLB At Bat APP.
I haven't seen one Detroit Tigers game on TV, but I follow my beloved team through the broadcast by Dan Dickerson and Jim Price through the At Bat APP.
I've also had a chance to listen to a few other broadcast games through the At Bat APP, and have done my best to follow the game as best I could.
OK, with that said, here are my choices, right, or wrong, for both the American and National League's starters for this year's game.
Catcher...Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
First Base... Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Second Base... Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
Third Base... Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics
Shortstop... Alexi Ramirez, Chicago White Sox
Outfielders... Mike Trout, L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays
Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland A's
Designated Hitter.. Victor Martinez, Detroit Tigers
Catcher...Jonathan LuCroy, Milwaukee Brewers
First Base... Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
Second Base... Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
Third Base...Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds
Shortstop...Troy Tulowitzli, Colorado Rockies
Outfielders... Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins
Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers
Andrew McCutcheon, Pittsburgh Pirates
***No DH for NL squad***
I've rooted for the American League every year I've been a baseball fan, and I like the fact that every team has a representative at the game.
My favorite All-Star Game will probably always be the 1971 game, held for the third, and final time at old Tiger Stadium in Detroit.
The American League won the game, 6-4.
The one thing I'm still waiting for is a All-Star Game MVP from a Tigers player.
Maybe Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler, or Victor Martinez can make that happen this year in Minneapolis.
GO AAMERICAN LEAGUE!