Reason Number Two.

Peter Abraham from the LoHud Yankees Blog provides reason #2 for why the Phillies will lose. Here is his post titled, “What Goes Around …

If you remember back to the All-Star Game at the Stadium on July 15, Scott Kazmir was the winning pitcher, pitching an unexpected inning when the game went 15.

The loser was Brad Lidge.

Now Kazmir will start for the Rays tonight, who have home field advantage in the World Series because, in part, of what he and Lidge did. I’m on a fan of the All-Star Game “counting,” but it certainly counted this season for those players.

Volunteer at Yankee Stadium?

The New York Yankees are looking for volunteer who want to work during this summer’s Major League Baseball All-Star weekend that is hosted at Yankee Stadium from July 11th to the 15th.

You have the option for signing up for either “New York Ambassador” or “DHL All-Star FanFest Volunteer”. An ambassador you could greet guests at hotels, or other parts of the city, working on transportation, assisting with hospitality events or helping with clerical duties. As a FanFest volunteer, you can become a host, information guide, skills game coach or any of the dozens of other interesting and challenging positions at the world’s largest baseball showcase. As if just participating in one of those events was not enough, you will end up receiving “a commemorative shirt, cap, lanyard, and fanny pack, as well as a special 2008 All-Star Volunteer gift.”

So if you a few days free in the summer (Thursday to a Tuesday), why not apply and see what happens especially since this is the year for Yankee Stadium before the new one opens up. I applied and so have a couple of my friends. If you are interested, click on the link at the beginning of the post or below.

“The 79th All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Yankee Stadium. In addition to the Tuesday night All-Star Game, All-Star Week festivities bring a variety of events to New York. The DHL All-Star FanFest®, Taco Bell All-Star Sunday, XM Satellite Radio All-Star Futures Game, Taco Bell Legends/Celebrity Softball Game, Gatorade All-Star Workout Day, and the State Farm Home Run Derby will span the five days (July 11th-15th).”

2008 All-Star Game Volunteers