All night long I had intended to post a thank you message and try and sum up this whole Internet campaign for Nomar’s All-Star candidacy and with everything going on tonight (Gagne, the game, guest radio appearances this weekend by Robin Ventura and Todd Zeile which we’ll announce tomorrow), I never got a chance to do so.
But, on the long drive home after a tough loss, it dawned on me that there really isn’t a need to say much more than, "You did it." With all the debating about whether or not the current system is the right one or whether voting 25 times makes you a big fan or not, the only thing that truly matters is that the guy who deserved to play in the All-Star Game is the guy that’s going to Pittsburgh.
So thank you from the Dodger organization and thank you from Nomar. He’s going to be sending out an email to Dodger fans tomorrow and having spoken to him right after Grady let him know that he made it, I can personally tell you all that he was genuinely appreciative of everything that was done on his behalf.
So sleep well despite the loss. Today was a win for Dodger fans all around the world.