Later today, the American League starters and reserves for...

WINNERS AND LOSERS

July 03, 1994

Later today, the American League starters and reserves for next week's All-Star Game in Pittsburgh will be announced in a big-time televised gala. So, how many Orioles should make plans for two fun-filled days and nights in Steel City? "Winners and Losers" gazes into its crystal ball, pours over its tea leaves and dusts off the Ouija board to divine the answer.

PLAYERS .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. COMMENT

Rafael Palmeiro .. .. Loser .. .. .. Good numbers, but AL 1B is

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. majors toughest post. Even

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. worse, Will Clark is probably going.

Ben McDonald .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Nice overall record, but recent

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. slide could send him home to Louisiana

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. to wrestle gators.

Cal Ripken .. .. Winner .. .. .. ... Greater odds of Clinton/Limbaugh

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ticket in 96 than this guy not

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... ... getting to the All-Star Game.

Lee Smith .. .. Winner .. .. .. .. His walk from the bullpen alone

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. could bump Jay Leno off the air

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. which isn't a bad thing

Brady Anderson .. Loser .. .. .. ... No All-Star bonus, but

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... consolation is Pittsburgh is

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... no place for his sideburns anyway.

Mike Mussina .. .. Winner .. .. .. When Cito gets him in, don't look

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. for Mussina to exclaim, "You like

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. me. You really like me."

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