The All-Star vote, that is. The front runners in the NL All-Star Game vote were announced today and there are no Cardinals players on the list. Not even our beloved Yadier Molina, the best catcher in baseball, who was the recipient of the 2012 Gold Glove and the 2012 Platinum Glove, is #1 on the list. Yadi trails the Giants’ Buster Posey by 300,000 votes. This is a travesty. The Cardinals have the best record in baseball and none of their players are in the lead at their positions.
There is a way to rectify this and you can help. If you have not filled out your All-Star ballot, do it now! You do not have to attend a Major League game to get a paper All-Star Game ballot, although you certainly can if you’re able to get to a game. You can place your All-Star Game ballot vote online. This is much easier and there are no possibilities of “hanging chads.” You can vote up to 25 times per email address. If you hook up your ballot to your MLB.com account, you can vote an additional 10 times. Okay, maybe that’s stuffing the ballot box. LOL! Here’s the direct link to the All-Star Game ballot: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2013/ballot.jsp?tcid=ASG13_News_Stack
You can’t vote for pitchers, since those are chosen by the AL and NL team managers, but you can vote for position players (and the DH for the American League). The Cards have several deserving players. Besides the aforementioned Mr. Molina, Carlos Beltran deserves to be an All-Star. He has been awesome this season. Carlos is currently 4th in the outfield voting field. Matt Carpenter has been playing quite well at 2B. If I could vote for pitchers, I would vote for Lance Lynn as a starter and Edward Mujica as the closer. They both have great records this year.
As you may know, whichever league wins the All-Star Game gets home field advantage in the World Series. The National League has won the last three All-Star Games and (you guessed it) the National League has won the last three World Series – 2010, Giants; 2011, Cardinals; and 2012, Giants. (Hey, that means it’s the Cards’ turn again! LOL!) So we want to make sure that we load the All-Star Game with Cardinals players.
So just in case you missed it above, here’s the link to the online All-Star Game ballot again: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2013/ballot.jsp?tcid=ASG13_News_Stack. Remember, vote early, vote often and vote Cardinals! Don’t forget, All-Star Game voting ends July 7. Drop me a note in the comment section below and let me know you voted. Thanks for reading! See you next time!