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Crawford is Devil Rays' All-Star07/04/2004 7:00 PM ET
By Paul C. Smith / MLB.com
MIAMI -- Speedster Carl Crawford will be going home to Houston after being named the Devil Rays' representative for the All-Star Game.
"It's definitely good to be going home to play," he said. "It's been a stressful week. People said maybe I would go, but I always said it was a long shot. I didn't see it coming. I don't know how I pulled this one off.
"I've called everybody back home. They are excited. And now I've got to come up with some tickets. I don't know what I'm going to do."
Crawford was excited upon getting the news but even happier once he found out he was voted in on the players' ballot.
"That's even better," he said. "It shows that the guys think a lot of you."
Crawford said he sees his first All-Star Game as a reward.