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Brian McCann thinks the Omar Infante critics can stuff it

Jul 13, 2010, 6:38 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. — I guess I shouldn’t have expected anything less out of Brian McCann. I think most players would stick up for their teammate in this situation, even if that teammate happened to be one of the least-deserving All-Stars in baseball history.

Nonetheless, McCann should get some kudos for a pretty admirable job attempting to lay out the case for Infante’s inclusion in tonight’s game:

“He can’t pitch and he can’t catch, but he can play every position at a high level and we get to see that every night,” McCann said. “His teammates get to see how valuable he is to us. He’s hitting .320 (.332, actually!), he’s gotten big hit after big hit, he plays great defense at every position.

“He will cherish this forever, and he deserves it. People who say someone else should have been on the team don’t know how hard it is to come to the field not knowing where you’re going to hit in the lineup, not knowing if you’re going to play third, center, right, second, short. So he deserves to be here just as much as anybody.”

And Infante said: Well I couldn’t understand much of anything, other than “very happy.”

I guess it’s time for me to take some Spanish lessons, or for someone to rustle up a translator for Omar.

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  1. davidc45629 - Jul 13, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Saying he is the one of the least deserving in history is ignorant and just a lazy writer not doing his homework and looking at past rosters. Stupid

  2. mission - Jul 14, 2010 at 12:17 AM

    I agree, David — what a ridiculous comment! The guy has multiple game-winning hits… super clutch. Infante does it all! One of the best “justice picks” in baseball history. Usually deserving small-name guys get slighted.

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