Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Vote for Dom

At the risk of sounding like a old man... I stopped voting for the starters in the baseball All-Star Game years ago. There was something magical about punching out the chads on those old ballots that an online vote just couldn't match. As a result, I have been largely indifferent about the results of this league sanctioned popularity contest.

The emergence of Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown has made me start to pay attention this year. I believe his power production warrants his inclusion on the National League team. I was shocked today when I read the initial voting update from MLB... Dom Brown isn't even in the TOP 15 for National League Outfielders!

Yes, let me say that again... the NL Home Run leader and the current NL Player of the Month isn't in the top 15 for his position.

Current leaders & current totals:
1. Justin Upton, Braves: 1,184,249
2. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 1,182,532
3. Ryan Braun, Brewers: 945,665
4. Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: 847,924
5. Shin-Soo Choo, Reds: 743,755
6. Hunter Pence, Giants: 624,972
7. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 576,201
8. Angel Pagan, Giants: 572,400
9. Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 491,629
10. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 482,719
11. Gregor Blanco, Giants: 475,662
12. Carlos Gomez, Brewers: 472,272
13. B.J. Upton, Braves: 420,104
14. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 389,372
15. Jay Bruce, Reds: 374,852

Yes, that is right... BJ Upton has more votes than Domonic Brown!
Because of this ridiculousness, I am announcing today the launch of the "VOTE DOM" campaign. 
I have a couple of email addresses handy, so I should be able to put out a couple of dozen votes for him myself. I am asking all the readers of this blog to take the time to vote for Domonic Brown also. I won't cast all of my ballots right away AND as an incentive to have you join my fight... I am willing to trade YOUR vote for Dom for MY vote of your favorite player (as long as they don't play for the Mets).


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