...For three consecutive years in a row, the fans did not select any Dragons for the All-Star roster. Takuya Asao may have been the Dragons best shot this year, falling just 26,114 votes short of tying Daisuke Ochi's 257,736. Hirokazu Ibata also finished in second place (for second basemen), but the gap was much larger there: 117,149 votes separated Ibata and first place finisher Hayato Sakamoto.
...Takeya Nakamura will, in all likelihood, miss the All-Star game. Nakamura had surgery on the 24th to clean out his right elbow and is expected to be out at least 2 months. With less than a month to go for the All-Star game, it doesn't seem very possible.