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Ghosts of 1990
05-08-2009, 07:09 PM
Ok fellas, here goes. I think both of these guys deserve consideration to make the All-Star game in 2009. I think if we pull together our heads (and Votes) we can be the reason why these guys are at the 2009 AS game in St. Louis.

I've been doing some calculations.

Do you realize that if each of us vote for each of these guys 200 times every day for 10 days, that's an extra 2,000 votes? 200 votes a day would take everyone here about the time they spend on the internet per day.

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

Go there to vote. When you are finished with 25 votes, just change the email address by adding a digit on or something. Whatever you want. You know they're doing this in New York, Boston, St. Louis, and every other serious baseball town.

Lets have our guys be the story. In this thread list off when you give "X" amount of votes for our boys. Who's in? Who will hold themselves accountable to send our two young guns to the All Star game instead of us getting the token 1 like we have for so many years?

bgwilly31
05-08-2009, 07:16 PM
deep breath dude.

Ghosts of 1990
05-08-2009, 07:30 PM
deep breath dude.

That's fine. You don't have to do it. But I know some have PM'd me already about organizing a campaign to try and do it. I think it'd be a big lift to our young team and both of these guy's careers.

And I know it goes on in other cities on message boards because I see other fans doing the same type of stuff. If we can get a group together to stuff the ballot box, we can get them a spot in the All Star game as starters. But like I said, don't feel obligated by any means. Just for fun and it would be neat to know we had an impact like that.

Shawn_RedsFan
05-08-2009, 07:31 PM
I've probably popped about 80some odd votes right now. I'll start voting every night while I'm watching the game. Would be sweet getting them both in the All Star Game.

Ghosts of 1990
05-08-2009, 07:38 PM
I've probably popped about 80some odd votes right now. I'll start voting every night while I'm watching the game. Would be sweet getting them both in the All Star Game.

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

I think it would be huge and say a lot for our fan base. Too often guys aren't rewarded in this city for playing well in the way of All Star appearances where if they were in another city they'd be in no doubt and all over the networks. That isn't fair. I don't want our guys to miss the boat this year and if these two do, it won't be because some of us didn't do our due diligence as fans.

schmidty622
05-08-2009, 08:05 PM
I don't think Bruce deserves it yet. There are better outfielders in the NL. Votto sure.

Fon Duc Tow
05-08-2009, 08:10 PM
might as well vote for all the Reds then, not just Votto and Bruce.

That's what I do every year anyway. :)

Shawn_RedsFan
05-08-2009, 08:11 PM
might as well vote for all the Reds then, not just Votto and Bruce.

That's what I do every year anyway. :)

Yea same, oh and btw everyone vote for Griffey again :D

Ghosts of 1990
05-08-2009, 08:21 PM
I don't think Bruce deserves it yet. There are better outfielders in the NL. Votto sure.

You're a Reds fan right? And this is a Reds board? right?

He's 22. He's OPS'ing .900+ and has been the best hitter on the team save Votto.

Show me 3 outfielders in the NL who all things considered have been better then Jay thus far...... I don't think you can do it.

schmidty622
05-08-2009, 08:30 PM
Raúl Ibañez
Alfonso Soriano
Andre Ethier
Carlos Beltrán
Ryan Braun
Matt Kemp
Adam Dunn
Ryan Ludwick
Shane Victorino

Have all had better years than Bruce thus far, statistcally speaking.

My picks right now would be Dunn, Braun, Beltran, and Ethier

Ghosts of 1990
05-08-2009, 09:20 PM
Raúl Ibañez
Alfonso Soriano
Andre Ethier
Carlos Beltrán
Ryan Braun
Matt Kemp
Adam Dunn
Ryan Ludwick
Shane Victorino

Have all had better years than Bruce thus far, statistcally speaking.

My picks right now would be Dunn, Braun, Beltran, and Ethier

Go play Devils Advocate somewhere else :D

schmidty622
05-08-2009, 09:58 PM
Sorry. I am a Reds fan, don't get me wrong, but I am baseball fan too and I just don't think that Bruce has earned a trip to the All Star game quite yet.

Ultimately it's up to you who you vote for though so, vote away!

Ghosts of 1990
05-08-2009, 10:00 PM
Sorry. I am a Reds fan, don't get me wrong, but I am baseball fan too and I just don't think that Bruce has earned a trip to the All Star game quite yet.

Ultimately it's up to you who you vote for though so, vote away!

Agreed, and I don't vote for every Red at every position. But when a guy has been pretty good or close considering the ages of these two, the fact I love the Reds pushes it over the top. I also think Pujols is more deserving then Votto but because I'm a Reds fan, I vote for Votto. See what I'm saying

JBChance
05-08-2009, 10:30 PM
Voted for all the good guys, today.

I think both Bruce and Votto deserve it, but I'm a little biased ;)

Ghosts of 1990
05-08-2009, 11:42 PM
I poured in around 250 for the good guys tonight.

Shawn_RedsFan
05-08-2009, 11:43 PM
I poured in around 250 for the good guys tonight.

Very nice i only put in 50

Shawn_RedsFan
05-08-2009, 11:45 PM
so total i have put in about 130..

Ghosts of 1990
05-08-2009, 11:45 PM
Very nice i only put in 50

Still helps a ton. I figure that the folks on Redszone alone consciously doing this type of effort consistently will add a few thousand votes. They'll have to do the rest with their play but I think they're going to do that.

Ghosts of 1990
05-08-2009, 11:48 PM
I don't plan to stop until they're selected into the game.

If it comes down to the final vote and they're a few votes behind I'll do 1,000 a day by myself. I'm not leting them miss out.

GOYA
05-09-2009, 02:51 AM
Put your money on Cueto and let Bruce earn it.

cbowen2112
05-09-2009, 06:48 PM
Just voted 200 times! While picking out baby names with the wife! What an awesome Saturday! Go Reds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NastyBoy
05-10-2009, 03:54 AM
I will vote for Bruce! Its not about who deserves to start, its all about who the fans want to see start. As a Reds fan, I would love to see 3 or 4 Reds at the game this year.

Ghosts of 1990
05-10-2009, 05:16 AM
I'm pretty sure Bruce at 22 OPSing .900+ and hitting huge homers in huge division games (especially while Votto is out) is an indicator that he deserves it.

Ghosts of 1990
05-11-2009, 12:27 PM
keep voting gentleman

Ghosts of 1990
05-12-2009, 06:01 PM
Everyone been doing their part?

Carin4Narron
05-13-2009, 01:12 PM
Which would you rather see Votto and Bruce play in some lame game in mid july or see them play into November? And don't say both!

schmidty622
05-13-2009, 01:18 PM
Which would you rather see Votto and Bruce play in some lame game in mid july or see them play into November? And don't say both!

Playoffs by far. The All Star Game, IMHO, is not even as fun as watching a regular Reds game because it doesn't matter.

davereds24
05-13-2009, 02:58 PM
isn't the voting for starters only? pujols has no chance to lose at 1b.

Ghosts of 1990
05-13-2009, 03:52 PM
Which would you rather see Votto and Bruce play in some lame game in mid july or see them play into November? And don't say both!

Easy answer. But there's no reason we can't have both. So, both.

Ghosts of 1990
05-13-2009, 03:53 PM
isn't the voting for starters only? pujols has no chance to lose at 1b.

If everyone who say this did 200 votes a day for our guys, he would lose. Think about it. That's 2,000 votes per person every 10 days. But it takes a bunch of fans pulling the votes like that to knock off a pujols plus what Votto will already get for having a great year.

davereds24
05-13-2009, 07:21 PM
If everyone who say this did 200 votes a day for our guys, he would lose. Think about it. That's 2,000 votes per person every 10 days. But it takes a bunch of fans pulling the votes like that to knock off a pujols plus what Votto will already get for having a great year.

good thought, but pujols is probably getting hundreds of thousands of votes every night at the ballparks, not to mention online votes.

yab1112
05-14-2009, 01:24 PM
I votto-ed x25 today, just gettin warmed up

PhillipsHead
05-14-2009, 02:27 PM
Realistically at this point, our All-Stars are Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, and actually if he gets his average up a little bit, Brandon Phillips.

Ghosts of 1990
05-14-2009, 07:47 PM
Realistically at this point, our All-Stars are Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, and actually if he gets his average up a little bit, Brandon Phillips.

Same could be said for Bruce.....

It's someone different every night. That's what makes a great team. We're lucky. Why not just vote for all of our guys. They deserve it right now.

LouisvilleCARDS
05-14-2009, 10:59 PM
I'll try it dude, good idea. So the email address doesn't have to be legit? I have a few email addresses too, so i could get away with it.

scounts22
05-15-2009, 11:27 AM
keep voting gentleman

And ladies! :) I voted 25 times...all I can do right now at work.

Ghosts of 1990
05-20-2009, 01:13 AM
To the top

schmidty622
05-20-2009, 08:07 AM
With Bruce hitting in the .230s and Votto being out with the ebola, do we all still think they deserve a spot at the All Star Game?

Ghosts of 1990
05-20-2009, 11:15 AM
With Bruce hitting in the .230s and Votto being out with the ebola, do we all still think they deserve a spot at the All Star Game?

bruce is a few dying quails from being .270

Yes I think as Reds fans we should vote for him, Schmidty. Votto too.

schmidty622
05-20-2009, 11:37 AM
bruce is a few dying quails from being .270

Yes I think as Reds fans we should vote for him, Schmidty. Votto too.
I agree that as Reds fans we should vote for him but that wasn't the question. The question was does he deserve it when you take into account the years that other players are having?

Ghosts of 1990
05-20-2009, 04:40 PM
I agree that as Reds fans we should vote for him but that wasn't the question. The question was does he deserve it when you take into account the years that other players are having?

The thread, bigger then the question; is to get these two guys to the AS game.

schmidty622
05-20-2009, 04:59 PM
The thread, bigger then the question; is to get these two guys to the AS game.

And that's all well and good. I just think it cheapens the All Star Game when players get voted in that don't deserve it.

Ghosts of 1990
05-20-2009, 06:46 PM
And that's all well and good. I just think it cheapens the All Star Game when players get voted in that don't deserve it.

Happens in every city, I think. Wouldn't you agree? Might as well even things for our guys. And these two guys the thread was made about deserve it.

Shawn_RedsFan
05-24-2009, 06:00 PM
BUMP, get those votes in boys

keeganbrick
05-24-2009, 07:24 PM
Arthur Rhodes too

Shawn_RedsFan
05-25-2009, 06:27 PM
Just pumped another 25 today, got 25 yesterday too

Ghosts of 1990
05-25-2009, 06:35 PM
I been slackin but when I return home from where I'm staying I plan to hit it pretty hard

Shawn_RedsFan
05-25-2009, 07:02 PM
I been slackin but when I return home from where I'm staying inplan to hit it pretty hard

im going to put another 25-50 in right now :thumbup:

Shawn_RedsFan
05-25-2009, 07:35 PM
Put in another 50 before the game ended, calling it quits 75 today.

Shawn_RedsFan
05-26-2009, 12:31 AM
bump :beerme:

Shawn_RedsFan
05-26-2009, 11:26 PM
Joey Votto with another HUGE 2 run home run for us tonight!

aubashbrother
05-27-2009, 05:35 PM
125 more votes from me today

Ghosts of 1990
05-27-2009, 06:20 PM
125 more votes from me today

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

yab1112
05-27-2009, 08:13 PM
We have to step up our game, first updates on All-Star voting are out and the Reds are no where to be seen...:thumbdown

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090526&content_id=4960488&vkey=allstar2008&fext=.jsp

Ghosts of 1990
05-27-2009, 09:34 PM
If everyone here does 100 a day we can do this

Shawn_RedsFan
05-28-2009, 04:03 AM
If everyone here does 100 a day we can do this

I got 75 again today (technically yesterday)

Jones1
05-28-2009, 10:16 AM
Click it or ticket! Just logged 20 votes BP and Votto..

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_st...allot_reg.html

Moonlite Graham
05-28-2009, 10:43 AM
My girlfriend, whos become a HUGE Reds fan over the last few months, and loves Joey became irate when Thom talked about Joey's standing in 1B voting....so she went to her computer and spent most of the ballgame last night, voting for Joey.....over and over again.

Gotta love er.:thumbup:

aubashbrother
05-28-2009, 12:03 PM
150 pumped in today

Jack Burton
05-29-2009, 12:54 PM
We have to step up our game, first updates on All-Star voting are out and the Reds are no where to be seen...:thumbdown

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090526&content_id=4960488&vkey=allstar2008&fext=.jsp

Brewers fans must have a lot of spare time.

Ghosts of 1990
05-29-2009, 05:29 PM
keep it up all we can tilt things

DTCromer
06-06-2009, 07:09 AM
Is there some kind of "Classics" board where we can archive some of the funniest threads on this forum? This one is quite amusing.

sivman17
06-08-2009, 07:01 PM
i love bruce, but he simply doesn't deserve to go this year. i am all for reds players, and i have already voted for him many times, but i am a true believer in that the best players should go

votto definitely deserves to go if he ever comes back