This season, if remembered for anything, will be remembered as the Year of the Underdog Teams. Currently the Nationals, Pirates and White Sox are all in first place in their respective divisions. Keep in mind that all of them were near last the year before. All of these teams have fell on some dark days in past years, but this has been the season for all three.
The White Sox in particular have surprised the league, with Adam Dunn as the star hitter, and Chris Sale as the star pitcher. Remember, this guy came up as a middle-reliever back in the Buehrle days. He's now possibly the best pitcher in the AL, and he's leading his team to great heights.
He definitely earned the All Star nod, as did his rostermates Jake Peavy, Dunn, and Paul Konerko. It'll be interesting to see how he does tomorrow night.
Coming Tomorrow- Probably a card of the Home Run Derby Champion.