Sherrill: All-Star memories
Just about everybody agrees that George Sherrill's extended appearance in last year's All-Star Game contributed to the shoulder soreness that reduced his effectiveness over the remainder of the season. But Sherrill isn't second-guessing anything about his first career All-Star appearance.
"It was just something that had to be done,'' he said. "Luckily, it went into extra innings so I could get into the game, but I'm sure there are people in Baltimore who were not to happy about that.
"They had a guy out there with the Devil Rays who pitched two days before. They didn't want to use (Scott) Kazmir. They asked me to be honest with them and I told them I could go. That wasn't the only thing (that led to his later problems), but it was my longest outing since '04. It was a lot of things. Still, it was a fun experience. I don't think I would change it, but I'm sure Andy (MacPhail) and skip (Dave Trembley) might want to change it."