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Ghosts of 1990
04-27-2009, 07:46 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2009/ballot_reg.html


I'd like to encourage everyone here to vote for Bruce and Votto to the 2009 All Star team. Lets get a head start. I think both of these guys deserve our votes and if we can get them a huge amount of votes and get them into the All Star game we can gain them some good recognition at this point in their careers.

You can actually vote more then 25 times a day. Just fill in a different name after you've used up your 25 votes with your name. You can vote an unlimited amount of times. If you're just messing around on the computer, throw them some votes every chance you get. :thumbup:

schmidty622
04-27-2009, 08:59 AM
This is why I hate that the fans get to vote. It's just a popularity contest with superfans voting thousands of times. If we are still going to let fans vote I think they should do it like they used to. You fill out a ballot at the ballpark and have to cast your vote there.

This online voting just cheapens them getting to the game IMHO.

Ghosts of 1990
04-27-2009, 09:18 AM
I just pumped in 100 votes for our boys..... I figure if I can get to around a thousand a day between now and the All-Star Break I've done all I can do.

Eric_the_Red
04-27-2009, 10:04 AM
I agree that the online voting has hurt the game. It seems MLB is just out to have a record number of "voters", when in actuality it is probably the same number of people voting multiple times.

I like the way the NFL Pro Bowl voting is set up (or used to be...not sure if it changed). The fans get 1/3 of the vote, players get 1/3 and coaches get 1/3. I'd like to see MLB adopt this policy, especially since the game now "counts" with World Series implications.

And get rid of the riduculous rule that 1 player has to be represented from each team. Let the best players go to the game. If MLB adopted the above policy it should do away with ballot-box stuffing, so there is no need to take a player from every team.

Finally, the HR Derby could be great again, but it needs to be shortened somehow. I'd like to see a skills competition added and other events, sort of how the NBA does their All-Star Weekend.

But, yeah....vote Reds.

REDblooded
04-27-2009, 10:22 AM
I threw a couple of votes in too....

WHATEVER YOU DO... DO NOT VOTE FOR VOTTO AND BRUCE FOR HOME RUN DERBY

Ghosts of 1990
04-27-2009, 10:53 AM
I threw a couple of votes in too....

WHATEVER YOU DO... DO NOT VOTE FOR VOTTO AND BRUCE FOR HOME RUN DERBY

Couple of things. That isn't done by a vote, its by the top HR totals and who is willing to do it.

schmidty622
04-27-2009, 11:50 AM
I just pumped in 100 votes for our boys..... I figure if I can get to around a thousand a day between now and the All-Star Break I've done all I can do.

So if Bruce and or Votto were to get 100,000 votes total - With around 70 days left till the break you would have accounted for 70% of thier total votes.

If 20 people did the same thing as you for those 70 or so days you could get them 1.4 millions votes.

But yeah, they "earned" the right to play in the game :thumbup:

NeilHamburger
04-27-2009, 11:51 AM
I voted for Pujols. Reds are my favorite team but the all stars should be the best players, and Albert is god.

UC_Ken
04-27-2009, 12:18 PM
Pujols plays like a God but Votto's numbers are somewhat god-like as well. Throw in Votto being the only offense on his team until Bruce's hot streak and Votto clearly deserves the nod. *I fully admit to being a homer*

Votto has no chance of even approaching Pujols vote total anyway.

REDblooded
04-27-2009, 12:53 PM
Couple of things. That isn't done by a vote, its by the top HR totals and who is willing to do it.

There is a poll where you can vote for it... I know it's voluntary, but I don't want our young hitters even being asked... It's a swing-destroyer.

bgwilly31
04-27-2009, 01:12 PM
I just pumped in 100 votes for our boys..... I figure if I can get to around a thousand a day between now and the All-Star Break I've done all I can do.


deep breaths :eek:

Ghosts of 1990
04-27-2009, 01:24 PM
So if Bruce and or Votto were to get 100,000 votes total - With around 70 days left till the break you would have accounted for 70% of thier total votes.

If 20 people did the same thing as you for those 70 or so days you could get them 1.4 millions votes.

But yeah, they "earned" the right to play in the game :thumbup:

Thats what I'm going for man. This is the fans game. Fans in every city can stuff the ballot box. All this voting, it just promotes the game.

I remember in 2001 when Mariners around the diamond made the All Star Game. David Bell was one of them. Thats what makes baseball great. We do have the chance, the possibility, to make anyone on that ballot an all star. Lets go for it.

schmidty622
04-27-2009, 01:26 PM
Thats what I'm going for man. This is the fans game. Fans in every city can stuff the ballot box. All this voting, it just promotes the game.

I remember in 2001 when Mariners around the diamond made the All Star Game. David Bell was one of them. Thats what makes baseball great. We do have the chance, the possibility, to make anyone on that ballot an all star. Lets go for it.

I'll make sure Juan Castro gets in if it kills me.

RedLakerFan24
04-27-2009, 01:47 PM
Im Voting like crazy for Votto and Bruce

Lets Go Lakers

Ghosts of 1990
04-27-2009, 02:29 PM
Im Voting like crazy for Votto and Bruce

Lets Go Lakers

I'm a few away from 125 votes for each.... I'm going to do it most of tonight while I'm messing around watching the game......

Ghosts of 1990
05-03-2009, 03:45 PM
Come on fellas. Lets pump the vote boxes full for our guys..... Especially Bruce/Votto. Vote as many times as you can.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2009/ballot_reg.html

Shawn_RedsFan
05-03-2009, 11:53 PM
Lets keep this thread up top, reminding everyone to vote. I have voted about 50 100times so far, going to try and vote everyday I'm watching the game

Ghosts of 1990
05-04-2009, 03:46 AM
I'm over 1,000 for our guys and I am slacking. I planned to do that every day but it just takes too much time. It takes me around an hour to do 200 to 300 votes.

bounty37h
05-04-2009, 11:38 AM
You have a lot of free time, huh Bruce??

Ghosts of 1990
05-04-2009, 11:39 AM
You have a lot of free time, huh Bruce??

unfortunately right now due to some illness i do :(

bounty37h
05-04-2009, 11:42 AM
Hope it aint the piggy fu, feel better soon!

Ghosts of 1990
05-04-2009, 02:49 PM
Hope it aint the piggy fu, feel better soon!

Thanks. I wish it were the Swine Flu. It's Lyme Disease. It's awful.

Ghosts of 1990
05-05-2009, 03:01 AM
Keep stuffing the ballot box fellas. Our guys deserve it.

stevekun
05-06-2009, 12:41 AM
Voted again...keep it up guys.