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Old 04-21-2007, 11:50 AM   #1
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Time to vote for the NL and AL All Stars. Visit one of the team's websites and follow the link. Here is the Twins' website: http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=min
Again, as in previous years, you are allowed 25 votes per e-mail adress. Vote early, vote often. Stuff the ballot box for your favorite players.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:32 AM   #2
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Does anyone feel it is way too early to begin voting for All-Star participants?

I say it every year, but it is a damn shame that somebody worthy of playing in the game will have to miss out on the opportunity because a team like Kansas City is allowed to have one player represent their squad at the annual festivities.

Kansas City's website is pumping Alex Gordon or Tony Pena Jr. to be their representative. Gordon is batting .136, while Pena Jr. is batting .188. They both lead Kansas City with errors to start the season. Does that sound like All-Star material to you?
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:39 AM   #3
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Does anyone feel it is way too early to begin voting for All-Star participants?
Yes. At least the Rays have a few guys worthy of the All-Star team....
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:22 PM   #4
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Does anyone feel it is way too early to begin voting for All-Star participants?

I say it every year, but it is a damn shame that somebody worthy of playing in the game will have to miss out on the opportunity because a team like Kansas City is allowed to have one player represent their squad at the annual festivities.

Kansas City's website is pumping Alex Gordon or Tony Pena Jr. to be their representative. Gordon is batting .136, while Pena Jr. is batting .188. They both lead Kansas City with errors to start the season. Does that sound like All-Star material to you?
Yeah, that's as ridiculous as having the fans vote. MLB fan voting isn't nearly as ridiculous as the NBA, where a player like Shaq can sit out the entire first half of the season and still get the nod, but it's still not as solid as coach or player votes.
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:58 PM   #5
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I dont think fans should be able to vote. I never liked this idea because it just becomes a popularity contest.
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True, boston, but some would argue it's a game for the fans, anyway, so let them see who they want. On the other hand, now that the MLB game has World Series implications, selections do matter. I would be in favor of giving fans a partial factor in deciding who is selected, but leave it mostly up to players and coaches.
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True, boston, but some would argue it's a game for the fans, anyway, so let them see who they want. On the other hand, now that the MLB game has World Series implications, selections do matter. I would be in favor of giving fans a partial factor in deciding who is selected, but leave it mostly up to players and coaches.
I agree with marc. Fan voting adds to the fan interest in the all star game. Even players and managers don't always get the "best" players, they have several biases as well. I like the combination idea, including writers and other media outlets.

The best system would be including at least five Reds every year. :lol:
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I think Jeff Francoeur may make it to the big game. He already has 22 RBI's.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:54 PM   #9
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Its about 10 days until online voting ends. Everyone get your votes in -- 25 or so per email account.
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I've been voting my little heart out. Anyone like SS Edgar Rentaria as an All-Star for 2007?
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:50 PM   #11
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I'm doing my best to get Morneau, Mauer, Torii Hunter and Cuddyer on the team. All are deserving, IMO.
Not to mention JJ Hardy and Prince Fielder.
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Wow, you know what? NL Shortstop may be the toughest position to vote for this year. There are 5 guys who deserve consideration: Renteria, Jimmy Rollins, Hardy, Jose Reyes, and Hanley Ramirez.
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I usually vote for JJ Hardy. I met him when he played in the minors and he's a really nice kid.
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Got this from MSNBC:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19352612/
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