Sunday, June 30, 2019

Vogelbach is an All-Star

The reserve rosters for the All-Star game were released this evening and I'm absolutely floored right now.

The Vogelmonster hit his 20th home run of the season yesterday and became just the third Mariner, age 26 or younger, to crank that many before July. (Griffey and A-rod were the other two.) Thus, I was pinning my hopes on seeing the Vogelmonster in the Home Run Derby. I honestly didn't think he would make the roster as a reserve.

Then this happened.
Vogelbach is the Mariners' lone representative in the contest, but I'm sure the gregarious Vogelmonster will have a great time in Cleveland nonetheless.

I, for one, will be watching the All-Star Game this year!  I'm still holding out hope he'll fill one of the other two vacant HR Derby spots for the AL. 😁

Lastly, I would have liked to have shown a new 2019 card of the Vogelmonster with this post, but unfortunately he's only had one card produced to date and I flashed it on the blog back when the retail team sets came out.  . . .   Topps, you are in my doghouse!


So, here's my newest purchase instead.

Congrats, Vogelmonster!


  1. That's awesome! It's great to see him become a legit slugger. I hope he takes part in the Derby and eventually racks up a few 40-HR seasons like Griffey and A-Rod did.

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    1. A little more than a blaster, but I'm a sucker for blue parallels and the Vogelmonster!

  3. Congrats on the new card. Glad to see Vogelbach get a chance to produce, and hopefully get on some more cardboard.

  4. It's awesome to see the big man get his chance and be in the ASG

  5. Awesome to see this all paying off for him (and you!).

  6. Congratulations! Saw the rosters earlier today and thought of you as soon as I saw his name.

  7. Congrats on your guy's success! Gotta feel good the guy you stuck with and believed in finally "made it".

    And nice score on the Bowman blue auto. I gotta admit I paid more for mine back in 2016.