Sunday, July 02, 2006

Embargo lifted ... Bronson lone Red

All-Star Selection Sunday is always an interesting day around big-league ballparks.

At around 3:30 p.m., the official All-Star rosters are released to the media with the stern directive that the information not be made public via radio, TV, print or the internet prior to 8 p.m.

The reason?

The All-Star rosters are released early so reporters can get reaction from the All-Star players following their respective games in time to meet deadline for that day.

The info is protected so that it can be released officially during ESPN's selection show at 7 p.m.

No one was surprised that Bronson Arroyo was named to the NL squad. Brandon Phillips and David Ross were deserving omissions. Ken Griffey Jr. fell just shy in the fan vote.

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