Dan Haren may not have been selected as an All-Star, but don't tell that to the Seattle Mariners.
On a day when All-Stars were dropping out of the Midsummer Classic faster than the girls on Teen Mom dropped out of high school, Dan Haren somehow remained on the outside looking in despite his impressive stat line. Maybe Ron Washington only had time to watch the first inning of today's game and saw Haren struggling with his command and what was shaping up to be a short outing. Too bad Washington didn't hang around longer to see Haren do what he always does and quickly right the ship to shutdown the Mariners the rest of the game.
But maybe that was part of Mike Scioscia's secret plan. Maybe Sosh didn't want both his aces having their schedule thrown off and that is why he yanked Haren with just one out needed for his third complete game of the season.
Alas, Haren's greatness will continue to go unrecognized outside of Anaheim.