I will not let Kenny Rogers ruin Bondermania. I can't really blame "The Gambler" for choosing to go to the All-Star game. It's baseball's most prolific spectacle. Plus, it's in Detroit. I haven't met anyone who'd willingly pass up a trip to Detroit. However, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hoping that the home town fans would let him hear it for keeping Bonderman off of the team. I think that it's reasonable to think that 2 beat up cameraman should not equal 1 All-Star game appearance. That's fuzzy math.
However, since Bonderman won't be making an appearance, this will allow him to keep his scheduled start against the Royals on Thursday. A win would give Bonderman 12 wins one day after the All-Star break leaving him in good position to make a run at 20. To be honest, I'd rather have Bonderman win 20 and NOT make the All-Star team than make the team and NOT win 20 games. Maybe this one game against the Royals will be the difference.