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Matt700wlw
04-29-2008, 06:53 PM
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080428&content_id=2603915&vkey=allstar2008&fext=.jsp

It's not even MAY - baseball really needs to change this to make it an actual All-Star game

AmarilloRed
04-29-2008, 06:58 PM
It is too early, as they should not do it until at least June. Still, I have done my first All-Star vote this year.

REDREAD
04-29-2008, 10:57 PM
It's largely a popularity contest anyhow, so it doesn't bother me when they start the voting.

HumnHilghtFreel
04-29-2008, 11:19 PM
Can we please turn this into the official "lets get Paul Bako into the ASG as a write in" campaign?

25 votes per email address. I have quite a few email addresses :)

Lots of people on here, lets make something happen!

AmarilloRed
04-29-2008, 11:32 PM
Can we please turn this into the official "lets get Paul Bako into the ASG as a write in" campaign?

25 votes per email address. I have quite a few email addresses :)

Lots of people on here, lets make something happen!

I already cast my first write in for Bako; I would be willing to do it 24 more times.

HumnHilghtFreel
04-29-2008, 11:37 PM
I already cast my first write in for Bako; I would be willing to do it 24 more times.

I just can't help but think it would be awesome to get a career journeyman catcher having a good year into the game somehow.

KronoRed
04-30-2008, 12:32 AM
Abolish this silly game.

RedsManRick
04-30-2008, 01:12 AM
It got silly when it moved to the internet. Make it voting at parks only, starting on June 1.

macro
04-30-2008, 08:30 AM
I would think that advanced technology such as Web voting would allow them to start voting later than ever.

REDREAD
04-30-2008, 09:33 AM
Abolish this silly game.

On the radio, they were saying the best tickets at Yankee stadium were about $700 for the All star game. Whether we think it's silly or not, that's a lot of cash for an exhibition game.

The prices for home run derby and the futures game were also pretty outrageous.. In particular for the futures game, when I can see most of these guys in a regular minor league game if I plan correctly (As can anyone willing/able to go to a AAA park)..

Heath
04-30-2008, 09:35 AM
I need WOY's newspaper clippings from 1957 about right here.

GAC
05-01-2008, 05:32 PM
The game's became as hollow as the GG award.

fearofpopvol1
05-01-2008, 06:13 PM
It's always been a popularity contest. It's why Jason Varitek continues to be the starting American League catcher despite putrid defense and just slightly above average offense.

Yachtzee
05-01-2008, 10:44 PM
I already cast my first write in for Bako; I would be willing to do it 24 more times.

I think fans should start showing their support by showing up to GABP dressed in costume. How about starting a fan club called the Bako Bits. Maybe they could dress up as bacon. Or maybe sheep wrapped in bacon (Baaaah-ko Bits, get it).

Jpup
05-02-2008, 01:39 AM
The game's became as hollow as the GG award.

George Grande?;)