David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox watches as his grand slam leaves the park in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins during interleague play at Fenway Park on June 20, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

It’s been since 2001 when the Boston Red Sox had one representative in a MLB All-Star Game. And in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game to be held in Kansas City on July 10th, that’ll be the case as well.

David Ortiz was the only member of the Red Sox to make the AL All-Star Team and he did that by winning the fan voting at DH. No other player on the Red Sox was voted in by the players or the coaches. Nor were any of the choice of AL manager Ron Washington.

Big Papi enters Sunday’s game with the Seattle Mariners on the cusp of 400 home runs as he currently sits at 399. He is hitting .305 this season so far in 77 games with 21 home runs and 53 RBIs.

Given the way the Red Sox season has gone, this is not surprising at all. Maybe they’ll get lucky and have some one chosen to replace a player that can’t or won’t be able to play in the game.

But I wouldn’t hold your breath on that one folks.

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