Thursday, April 23, 2009
All-Star game - VOTE ! -
Are we voting for the All-Star game already ? Did MLB start this early last year?
Back in the days when I was a kid, before the internet, fans only way to vote was the ballots. I would go to Dodger Stadium and get hundreds of ballots (I would always look if the usher was looking) and put them in my backpack. Then from home, I would punch out names like Piazza, Mondesi, Thomas, Bonds, (When he was with the Pirates) Sosa, McGwire, and all the other steroid users.
Times have change indeed. Now you can just register many e-mails and vote !
I'm a big fan of the All-Star game. I always watch it. I know many fans don't care but I do. I rather watch the game than the Home Run Derby. But I'm also a fan of the derby. We all know this game is a popularity contest. But if you want to get your favorite player in the game, you have to vote early and often.
It doesn't hurt if that player is off to a great start. Russell Martin is struggling this year so you know it's going to be hard for him to be a starter like on 2007 (Last year he was selected by the coaches)
My choices would be to vote for the whole Dodgers outfield. I'm sure Manny Ramirez will be selected by fans to start. If Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier continue to hit then they will be selected by MLB.
So vote !
I got a e-mail from a reader of the blog, Erika. She wants you vote for Ethier. But whoever you vote for, do it often !
Click here to vote.