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redsfaninbsg
07-04-2010, 12:57 PM
Vote often.:thumbup:

mbgrayson
07-04-2010, 01:04 PM
Vote HERE! (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2010/fv/ballot.html)

Root Down
07-04-2010, 01:05 PM
No one deserves it more.

Joseph
07-04-2010, 01:17 PM
I have been voting for a little bit now, I know I've gone past the 25 that I thought was the daily limit. There may not be a limit on this one so keep voting if you are so inclined.

Danny Serafini
07-04-2010, 01:19 PM
I've already hit 50, and the site seems inclined to let you vote to your heart's content.

Degenerate39
07-04-2010, 01:29 PM
I've lost count on how many times I've voted

dougdirt
07-04-2010, 01:31 PM
If you are on twitter use the #VoteVotto tag and get this thing trending.

reds1869
07-04-2010, 01:34 PM
I published the "Vote Votto" thing to my Facebook profile. I have no idea how many times I've voted already. I might develop carpal tunnel syndrome by Thursday. I feel more strongly about this snub than any I can remember. Let's get him in!

Edit: I just joined twitter for the first time ever to #VoteVotto!

BCubb2003
07-04-2010, 01:40 PM
If you are on twitter use the #VoteVotto tag and get this thing trending.

Votto is trending at the moment.

HeatherC1212
07-04-2010, 01:41 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/KwanFan1212/Reds/ALLSTARCAMPAIGNFORJOEY.jpg

I guess you know how I feel about this whole thing! :p: (And yes, I did make this little graphic and I will be making more of themafter I go swim out my frustrations with the All Star selections for the next few hours, LOL ;))

reds1869
07-04-2010, 01:54 PM
Give us more, Heather! That is great stuff!

Chip R
07-04-2010, 01:57 PM
Over on the Sun Deck, a White Sox fan is proposing a tradeoff. We vote for Konerko - and Votto - and they vote for Votto - and Konerko.

Tornon
07-04-2010, 02:13 PM
Over on the Sun Deck, a White Sox fan is proposing a tradeoff. We vote for Konerko - and Votto - and they vote for Votto - and Konerko.

We're being very diplomatic here today.. in the other thread there were mentions of going to SOSH and doing the same thing with the Red Sox/Youkilis

Cyclone792
07-04-2010, 02:15 PM
We're being very diplomatic here today.. in the other thread there were mentions of going to SOSH and doing the same thing with the Red Sox/Youkilis

Not getting much response over at SOSH. White Sox fans seem much more enthusiastic.

lollipopcurve
07-04-2010, 02:18 PM
Not getting much response over at SOSH. White Sox fans seem much more enthusiastic.

No surprise. I say solidarity with the Pale Hose.

reds44
07-04-2010, 02:19 PM
The White Sox have a history of getting their guys in too. Podsednik and Pierzynski have gotten in on the last man vote. I say side with them.

Cyclone792
07-04-2010, 02:27 PM
The White Sox have a history of getting their guys in too. Podsednik and Pierzynski have gotten in on the last man vote. I say side with them.

I joined WSI back in 2008 when Junior Griffey was dealt to the White Sox. They're a good bunch of guys, and they seem enthusiastic about getting Konerko in. I say if they're willing to vote for Votto in exchange for us voting for Konerko, then do it.

Plus, there's also a UC Bearcat fan over there. AND they hate the Cubs too. That's three good points in their favor right away.

blumj
07-04-2010, 02:33 PM
Not getting much response over at SOSH. White Sox fans seem much more enthusiastic.

Try the MLB forum. But don't bother trying to connect it with Youkilis, Votto got bleeped.

savafan
07-04-2010, 02:58 PM
Okay ChiSox fans, I've switched from Youk to Konerko, let's make this happen.

RedsManRick
07-04-2010, 03:02 PM
If Votto makes it, it will be from the votes of the AL crowd I think.

Redsfan320
07-04-2010, 03:13 PM
Count me in as another one for Konerko. Come on WhiteSox fans, you gettin' this?

320

Mario-Rijo
07-04-2010, 03:19 PM
Over on the Sun Deck, a White Sox fan is proposing a tradeoff. We vote for Konerko - and Votto - and they vote for Votto - and Konerko.

Well I voted about 50 times before I read this thread but I did give Konerko about half of those (he is a former Red ya know). The other half went to Michael Young sorry palehose fans I'll make up the difference tomm.

The Operator
07-04-2010, 03:46 PM
I was already voting for Konerko as the AL guy, this deal with White Sox fans just makes it even better!

:thumbup:

top6
07-04-2010, 04:03 PM
I bet Votto is in the clubhouse on a laptop right now frantically voting for himself.

No wonder he got himself thrown out!

Joseph
07-04-2010, 04:14 PM
I bet Votto is in the clubhouse on a laptop right now frantically voting for himself.

No wonder he got himself thrown out!

That would be awesome :D

Degenerate39
07-04-2010, 04:23 PM
I've changed my votes to Konkero. Might be nice if someone made a screen name on their board and thanked them for this alliance.

Kc61
07-04-2010, 04:49 PM
Wrong thread. Sorry. Go Votto.

mbgrayson
07-04-2010, 05:12 PM
I'm now voting for Votto and Konerko.

blumj
07-04-2010, 05:18 PM
I bet Votto is in the clubhouse on a laptop right now frantically voting for himself.

No wonder he got himself thrown out!

Better tell him he's supposed to vote for Konerko, too. ;)

Dan
07-04-2010, 05:21 PM
Another voter for Konerko and Votto here. Voting often as possible.

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2010, 05:54 PM
I've already voted a bunch for Votto.

(Guess I should switch from Swisher [sorry, Ohio State ties] to Konerko though after reading this thread.)

Tony Cloninger
07-04-2010, 05:59 PM
How is Swisher worthy over Kevin Y or even Delmon Young.......?

Redsfan320
07-04-2010, 06:01 PM
Don't vote for Swisher. The last thing we need is another (I hate the) Yankee(s) in the ASG.

320

Tony Cloninger
07-04-2010, 06:18 PM
Exactly.....we do have some Yankee fans here though..... :D

Redsfan320
07-04-2010, 06:19 PM
^^^
Heh. Sorry about that. I just hate big market teams, and, well, they're the biggest by far.

320

jojo
07-04-2010, 07:25 PM
How is Swisher worthy over Kevin Y or even Delmon Young.......?

Swisher is easy over Young but Youk and Votto being left off the rosters would be an utter travesty that would cheapen the game IMHO.

BTW, Kevin Youkilis may not even have a career right now if it were not for Moneyballers Beane/Epstein. He's an elite player.

11larkin11
07-04-2010, 07:26 PM
Oh I hate all Yankees as well. But Swish is a Buckeye, so he has shield from having my Yankee hate thrown at him. My love of OSU > My hate of the Yankees

HumnHilghtFreel
07-04-2010, 07:34 PM
I have voted God knows how many times today for the duo of Joey and Konerko. I need better hobbies :lol:

Screwball
07-04-2010, 07:41 PM
Was it the Brewers (or somebody else?) last year that designated 3 or 4 fans to do nothing but sit at computers and continously vote for their guy in the "Final Vote?"

Whoever it was, it worked. Maybe the Reds should do something similar. :)

HeatherC1212
07-04-2010, 07:48 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/KwanFan1212/Reds/JoeyCampaignD2010.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/KwanFan1212/Reds/JoeyCampaignB2010.jpg

HeatherC1212
07-04-2010, 07:49 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/KwanFan1212/Reds/JoeyCampaignC2010.jpg


I'm still working on a few more graphics but feel free to use these anywhere you want to help get Joey more votes! :jump:

blumj
07-04-2010, 07:49 PM
Swisher is easy over Young but Youk and Votto being left off the rosters would be an utter travesty that would cheapen the game IMHO.

BTW, Kevin Youkilis may not even have a career right now if it were not for Moneyballers Beane/Epstein. He's an elite player.

So are all the 1B who made the AL roster. The AL team has to carry 2 DHs, which is just stupid. Manuel taking Howard and finding a spot for Omar Infante but not one for Votto is outrageous.

Degenerate39
07-04-2010, 08:17 PM
Just put in another 20 votes for Votto and Konerko

LvJ
07-04-2010, 08:22 PM
Voooooooooooteeeeed Votto 50 times. :o

Redsfan320
07-04-2010, 08:42 PM
Awesome work on the graphics, Heather. Those are great. :thumbup:

320

reds1869
07-04-2010, 09:36 PM
Oh I hate all Yankees as well. But Swish is a Buckeye, so he has shield from having my Yankee hate thrown at him. My love of OSU > My hate of the Yankees

I feel the same way. We are from the same hometown of Parkersburg, so my love of home trumps my hate of the Yankees.

redsfaninbsg
07-04-2010, 10:44 PM
Does anybody know if the totals are updated daily or if they just announce the winner on Thursday?

redsfandan
07-04-2010, 11:01 PM
Swisher is easy over Young but Youk and Votto being left off the rosters would be an utter travesty that would cheapen the game IMHO.

BTW, Kevin Youkilis may not even have a career right now if it were not for Moneyballers Beane/Epstein. He's an elite player.
Would you rather have Youkilis make it and Votto doesn't?

OR ...

Konerko and Votto both make it?

_Sir_Charles_
07-04-2010, 11:34 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/KwanFan1212/Reds/JoeyCampaignD2010.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/KwanFan1212/Reds/JoeyCampaignB2010.jpg


Those are great Heather. But were those photos used with the express written permission of major league baseball? :D

RBA
07-04-2010, 11:58 PM
Hopefully, Votto remembers the fans of Cincinnati for voting him in when it comes time to decide on his future options.

HeatherC1212
07-05-2010, 12:07 AM
Well, they were used with the permission of the Associated Press.....does that count?! LOL :laugh: (BTW-I checked my own photos to see if I could use any of them but I take so many that going through all of those would take way too long for me to make anything before the deadline, LOL :p: )

HeatherC1212
07-05-2010, 12:07 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/KwanFan1212/Reds/JoeyCampaignE2010.jpg

HeatherC1212
07-05-2010, 12:09 AM
These are the last ones I have for tonight. I had fun making these campaign banners! :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/KwanFan1212/Reds/JoeyCampaignG2010.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/KwanFan1212/Reds/JoeyCampaignF2010.jpg

Ron Madden
07-05-2010, 12:09 AM
Hopefully, Votto remembers the fans of Cincinnati for voting him in when it comes time to decide on his future options.

I really wish the fans of Cincinnati could have voted him in on the first ballot.

reds44
07-05-2010, 12:17 AM
With the amount of attention his snub is getting, I'm fairly optimistic that Votto will be voted it. We can only hope.

kheidg-
07-05-2010, 01:09 AM
In for about 20 votes myself tonight, I was already voting Konerko before viewing the thread. IMO he deserves it more than the others anyway.

mbgrayson
07-05-2010, 01:51 AM
I have voted at least 70 or 80 times today. I have been keeping a browser window open with only the voting site on it. Then I vote a few times, then do whatever else I was doing.

The Operator
07-05-2010, 03:31 AM
You know, I like this alliance more every time I think about it.

The Reds and White Sox share an interesting, if not scandalous place in baseball history. We might as well team up and get our respective players in!

reds1869
07-05-2010, 08:16 AM
I voted for our Votto-Konerko alliance more this morning. Let's get them in!

jojo
07-05-2010, 09:58 AM
Would you rather have Youkilis make it and Votto doesn't?

OR ...

Konerko and Votto both make it?


Votto, Youk, Konerko...

RBA
07-05-2010, 11:01 AM
I read in the San Diego paper this morning that the Padres and their fans are "insulted" that Heath Bell did not make the team.

http://www.examiner.com/x-50886-San-Diego-Padres-Examiner~y2010m7d5-Padres-one-allstar-selection-is-insulting

Also interesting to note that Sprint is very popular in San Diego, and you know how Californians like to text.

It's going to be a battle to get Votto on the team.

Redmachine2003
07-05-2010, 11:49 AM
did my votes this morning it was easy to vote for Konerko since I liked him when the Reds traded for him. Votto all the way baby!

RBA
07-05-2010, 11:59 AM
With my sprint phone I can vote every 2 seconds as long as my fingers hold out.

Spitball
07-05-2010, 12:13 PM
Besides Votto, I voted for Kevin Youkilis, a Cincinnati boy. If you scroll down on this link you will see a nice photo of Youk with Junior.

http://sonsofsamhorn.net/index.php?showtopic=46347&st=20

LoganBuck
07-05-2010, 12:43 PM
Colin Cowherd was railing against Votto this morning calling him a product of the GABP and a "nobody". He went on to call it the "Allstar Game" not the "Good first half for Saber nerds game". What a jerk.

Raisor
07-05-2010, 12:45 PM
Colin Cowherd was railing against Votto this morning calling him a product of the GABP and a "nobody". He went on to call it the "Allstar Game" not the "Good first half for Saber nerds game". What a jerk.

Joey's road numbers .308 .408 .526 .934

savafan
07-05-2010, 12:46 PM
Colin Cowherd was railing against Votto this morning calling him a product of the GABP and a "nobody". He went on to call it the "Allstar Game" not the "Good first half for Saber nerds game". What a jerk.

So what's his explanation for Infante?

Blitz Dorsey
07-05-2010, 12:48 PM
This "free pub" that Votto is getting is even better for his career than if he had originally made the team. He will end up making the team anyway, and will get all this free pub out of it.

reds1869
07-05-2010, 12:50 PM
Colin Cowherd was railing against Votto this morning calling him a product of the GABP and a "nobody". He went on to call it the "Allstar Game" not the "Good first half for Saber nerds game". What a jerk.

I often wonder how that guy has a nationally broadcast show. For that matter, I don't know how he would keep a gig on a college radio station. I can't listen to him for more than a few minutes without getting steamed about something he says.

yab1112
07-05-2010, 12:51 PM
With my sprint phone I can vote every 2 seconds as long as my fingers hold out.

how do you vote by texting?

Blitz Dorsey
07-05-2010, 12:51 PM
Cowherd doesn't know what he's talking about. He just tries to get a rise out of people (sure is working today) and is all about ratings. I've listened to his show all day today. Trust me, this is a good thing for Joey Votto. Amazing the amount of free pub he's getting. There are people from California who aren't even Reds fans that are calling in to defend him. I am loving this.

RBA
07-05-2010, 01:02 PM
how do you vote by texting?


You need to subscribe to Sprint/Nexte/Boostl. Text N3 to 1122. N3 is Joey Votto.



Mobile voting in the U.S. is exclusive to Sprint, Nextel and Boost subscribers. To receive the 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint mobile ballot, text the word "VOTE" to 1122. To vote for a specific player, simply text message your choice to 1122. EXAMPLE: Text "A3" to vote for AL Player 3 or "N3" to vote for NL Player 3. Msg&Data Rates May Apply. Mobile voting in Canada is open to all carriers; fans should text their choices to 88555. Std rates may apply.


Good thing for Votto, mobile voting in Canada is open to all carriers.

Crosley68
07-05-2010, 01:02 PM
Cowherd is probably not really an idiot, he just plays one on the radio.

cincrazy
07-05-2010, 01:14 PM
Colin Cowherd was railing against Votto this morning calling him a product of the GABP and a "nobody". He went on to call it the "Allstar Game" not the "Good first half for Saber nerds game". What a jerk.

Colin Cowherd is an uneducated blowhard that should be working for cbssportsline.com.

yab1112
07-05-2010, 01:18 PM
You need to subscribe to Sprint/Nexte/Boostl. Text N3 to 1122. N3 is Joey Votto.

"shortcode texting is blocked on your account." Looks like it's back to online voting for me.

Curse you validation key! <shakes fist skyward>

Spitball
07-05-2010, 02:38 PM
I'm taking a break from voting. For the past forty minutes, I've been voting and hitting the "vote again" button. I'm glad i don't have to reset the field each time because I am a really sloppy typist. I think I have a learning disability with typing.

To pass the mindless time, I've created a stupid game. I quickly look at that oddly printed code number and remember it with uniform numbers. The fewer the players, the higher my score. Though, I'm not really keeping score.

If the number is 61810, I think Arroyo (61), Morgan (8), Sparky (10).

It could also be all old-timers (and mostly catchers) like Edwards (6), Hutchinson (1), Pavletich (8), Taubensee (10).

It might seem weird, but it kept me going for about thirty minutes longer than my usual attention span would have allowed. Btw, this is also how I remember telephone numbers

reds44
07-05-2010, 02:49 PM
johnfayman Votto leads vote in NL. Haven't gotten the numbers yet. But an MLB release says he's leading after 24 hours. #reds
Keep it up!

reds44
07-05-2010, 02:58 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100705&content_id=11952832&vkey=pr_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb



NEW YORK, July 5, 2010 -- Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees and Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds topped the early returns from the more than 10 million votes registered in the opening 24 hours of the 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint.

Swisher led a tightly-contested race for the American League's final roster spot, followed closely by Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox; Michael Young of the Texas Rangers; Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox; and Delmon Young of the Minnesota Twins.

On the National League ballot, Votto grabbed the top spot out-of-the-gate over the other four candidates, narrowly ahead of Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals; Billy Wagner of the Atlanta Braves; Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies; and Heath Bell of the San Diego Padres.

RBA
07-05-2010, 03:14 PM
Narrowly ahead of Ryan Zimmerman?

TheNext44
07-05-2010, 03:22 PM
Narrowly ahead of Ryan Zimmerman?

It's an MLB press release. They want people to keep going to their site and voting, so they will always call it "close". It could be close, but I would take this press release with a grain of salt.

fearofpopvol1
07-05-2010, 03:22 PM
Narrowly ahead of Ryan Zimmerman?

I'm unsurprised by that. Zimmerman previously had the most name recognition of any of those players.

Keep voting though, folks. I think I've probably voted at least 100 times so far.

blumj
07-05-2010, 03:33 PM
I'm taking a break from voting. For the past forty minutes, I've been voting and hitting the "vote again" button. I'm glad i don't have to reset the field each time because I am a really sloppy typist. I think I have a learning disability with typing.

To pass the mindless time, I've created a stupid game. I quickly look at that oddly printed code number and remember it with uniform numbers. The fewer the players, the higher my score. Though, I'm not really keeping score.

If the number is 61810, I think Arroyo (61), Morgan (8), Sparky (10).

It could also be all old-timers (and mostly catchers) like Edwards (6), Hutchinson (1), Pavletich (8), Taubensee (10).

It might seem weird, but it kept me going for about thirty minutes longer than my usual attention span would have allowed. Btw, this is also how I remember telephone numbers
I'm just glad they only made me scroll all the way down to my year of birth the first time, because that was depressing.

Gallen5862
07-05-2010, 03:35 PM
I have been voting. We need to help get Votto into the All Star game.

TheNext44
07-05-2010, 03:51 PM
I'm taking a break from voting. For the past forty minutes, I've been voting and hitting the "vote again" button. I'm glad i don't have to reset the field each time because I am a really sloppy typist. I think I have a learning disability with typing.

To pass the mindless time, I've created a stupid game. I quickly look at that oddly printed code number and remember it with uniform numbers. The fewer the players, the higher my score. Though, I'm not really keeping score.

If the number is 61810, I think Arroyo (61), Morgan (8), Sparky (10).

It could also be all old-timers (and mostly catchers) like Edwards (6), Hutchinson (1), Pavletich (8), Taubensee (10).

It might seem weird, but it kept me going for about thirty minutes longer than my usual attention span would have allowed. Btw, this is also how I remember telephone numbers

My locker combination from my senior year of High School was Johnny Bench right, Tony Perez left, Ed Armbruster right.

Blitz Dorsey
07-05-2010, 03:56 PM
You know you can just leave the AL portion blank and vote only for Votto. Just sayin'. But anyone who has made a "deal" with Pale Hose fans should live up to their end of the bargain.

Degenerate39
07-05-2010, 03:59 PM
Whens the last time the Reds had 4 players in the All Star game?

Degenerate39
07-05-2010, 04:13 PM
YouTube - Domo Arigato Vote Joey Votto (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3UVzxtawlg)

TRF
07-05-2010, 04:18 PM
Whens the last time the Reds had 4 players in the All Star game?

1991, 5 Reds made it.

Sabo, Larkin, Dibble, Browning & O'Neill

OnBaseMachine
07-05-2010, 04:21 PM
According to Jamie Ramsey, the Toronto Sun will be running a Vote Votto campaign tomorrow.

Cyclone792
07-05-2010, 04:49 PM
Keep voting for Votto and Konerko. Our White Sox friends at WSI are helping us with Votto, and we owe it to them to give everything we've got to help push Konerko in as well.

The Operator
07-05-2010, 04:54 PM
According to Jamie Ramsey, the Toronto Sun will be running a Vote Votto campaign tomorrow.

This is good news. If we can get Canada AND The White Sox fans on our side, we just might have a shot at this thing.

VR
07-05-2010, 04:59 PM
Vote HERE! (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2010/fv/ballot.html)

How many times can you vote?

blumj
07-05-2010, 05:03 PM
How many times can you vote?
I don't think there's a limit.

Screwball
07-05-2010, 05:11 PM
This is good news. If we can get Canada AND The White Sox fans on our side, we just might have a shot at this thing.

Honestly, with as much attention as Votto's gotten nationally, I'd be shocked if he doesn't win the Final Vote.

reds1869
07-05-2010, 05:15 PM
Honestly, with as much attention as Votto's gotten nationally, I'd be shocked if he doesn't win the Final Vote.

Perhaps, but I intend to click my way to oblivion just to make sure! Hopefully all Reds fans will do the same.

Gallen5862
07-05-2010, 05:22 PM
I voted for Votto and Konerko again.

Cyclone792
07-05-2010, 05:26 PM
I just fired off a pile of votes for Votto and Konerko. Giving myself a break, but I'll be at it again in a few minutes.

Keep voting for both Votto and Konerko! By the way, where's Krono when we need him? :evil:

KronoRed
07-05-2010, 05:27 PM
Keep voting for both Votto and Konerko! By the way, where's Krono when we need him? :evil:

Voting you fool :cool:

Cyclone792
07-05-2010, 05:28 PM
Voting you fool :cool:

I like it! :beerme:

membengal
07-05-2010, 05:44 PM
Just voted a bunch again, and will teach my 8-year-old how to vote. That should help.

The Operator
07-05-2010, 06:00 PM
Ya know, if I was Mr. Castellini - I'd designate a few summer interns to do nothing but vote Votto this entire week. And Konerko, of course. ;)

Cyclone792
07-05-2010, 06:05 PM
Mods, would you consider changing the thread title to something like "Vote Votto & Konerko! Alliance with White Sox Interactive" or similar? Then perhaps include a short summary blurb edited into the opening post explaining the alliance between both forums (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=5) and encouraging Reds fans to vote for BOTH Votto and Konerko?

This may also encourage the mods over at WSI to change their thread title as well ...

I'm just trying to think of the lurkers/guests who may visit the forum occasionally and would see the thread title and the opening post but wouldn't necessarily read through the entire thread. If we can give Votto and Konerko a push, White Sox fans would likely be inspired to keep plowing along to help us with the Votto push.

Just thinking out loud ...

gm
07-05-2010, 06:24 PM
Not getting much response over at SOSH.

They're probably still sore re: 1975

Plus Plus
07-05-2010, 06:26 PM
Mods, would you consider changing the thread title to something like "Vote Votto & Konerko! Alliance with White Sox Interactive" or similar? Then perhaps include a short summary blurb edited into the opening post explaining the alliance between both forums (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=5) and encouraging Reds fans to vote for BOTH Votto and Konerko?

This may also encourage the mods over at WSI to change their thread title as well ...

I'm just trying to think of the lurkers/guests who may visit the forum occasionally and would see the thread title and the opening post but wouldn't necessarily read through the entire thread. If we can give Votto and Konerko a push, White Sox fans would likely be inspired to keep plowing along to help us with the Votto push.

Just thinking out loud ...

I agree with Cyclone here- I read through the "Vote Konerko!" thread over at WSI and they are willing to reciprocate and name their thread "Vote Konerko and Votto." Big push for us from their side, I think it's a good move!

Spitball
07-05-2010, 06:39 PM
I just fired off a pile of votes for Votto and Konerko. Giving myself a break, but I'll be at it again in a few minutes.

Keep voting for both Votto and Konerko! By the way, where's Krono when we need him? :evil:

I honestly can't see voting for Konerko. At least Youkilis is from Cincinnati...just sayin'.

Cyclone792
07-05-2010, 06:41 PM
I honestly can't see voting for Konerko. At least Youkilis is from Cincinnati...just sayin'.

The number one goal is to get Votto into the game. If Reds fans voting for Konerko gives us a pile of White Sox fans willing to vote for Votto in exchange, then that's the smart move.

blumj
07-05-2010, 06:44 PM
They're probably still sore re: 1975
Seriously? There's been plenty of written support for Votto on that board, but they're a little too cool for school over there. If they are voting, they're not likely to talk about it much or make a pact to vote for your guy if you vote for theirs.

OnBaseMachine
07-05-2010, 06:55 PM
Heather's banners made Jamie Ramsey's blog. Nice job, Heather. :)

http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/archives/2010/07/more-love-for-votto.html

Spitball
07-05-2010, 06:58 PM
The number one goal is to get Votto into the game. If Reds fans voting for Konerko gives us a pile of White Sox fans willing to vote for Votto in exchange, then that's the smart move.

Should Konerko make it on Votto's coattails??? I think the national press is giving the Votto snub lots of national publicity, and he deserves to make it on that recognition. I certainly don't see Konerko as a clear cut snub deserving of my vote. Sorry, and I'm not trying to start trouble...

Ron Madden
07-05-2010, 07:00 PM
I've voted for Votto about 25 times.

Since the pact with the White Sox fans I've voted for Votto and Konerko over150 times. Will vote as many times as I can later.

VR
07-05-2010, 07:02 PM
I don't think there's a limit.

I just went to the gym, and showed my 8 yr old how to vote before I left. I offered him 3 cents for time he voted......thinking he'd work his way through 10 or 15 and lose interest. He's up to 47.....and just had to boot him off so I could follow gamecast. :)

Cyclone792
07-05-2010, 07:04 PM
Should Konerko make it on Votto's coattails??? I think the national press is giving the Votto snub lots of national publicity, and he deserves to make it on that recognition. I certainly don't see Konerko as a clear cut snub deserving of my vote. Sorry, and I'm not trying to start trouble...

Who really cares if Konerko makes it on Votto's coattails? Sure, Votto is getting a ton of national press about his snub, and he's going to get press in Toronto about the snub. But in the end, it's still a numbers game. If all we have to do is vote for Konerko on the AL side to help garner thousands of additional Votto votes from White Sox fans over at WSI, then I'm cool with that.

blumj
07-05-2010, 07:07 PM
Should Konerko make it on Votto's coattails??? I think the national press is giving the Votto snub lots of national publicity, and he deserves to make it on that recognition. I certainly don't see Konerko as a clear cut snub deserving of my vote. Sorry, and I'm not trying to start trouble...

I'm just guessing, but I'd be pretty surprised if Reds fans and White Sox fans really have enough numbers to overtake both a Yankee and a Red Sox in an unlimited internet voting contest. Especially since the pact is just between the 2 boards.

The Operator
07-05-2010, 07:36 PM
Konerko may not be as clear-cut an All Star as Votto, but he is having a superb season and he's a former Red. Add in the fact that our White Sox allies are willing to give us thousands of votes, I don't see the apprehension in voting Konerko.

Youkilis is a Cincinnati boy, but The Red Sox already have 6 guys going. I'm voting Konerko all the way.

HeatherC1212
07-05-2010, 07:47 PM
Heather's banners made Jamie Ramsey's blog. Nice job, Heather. :)

http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/archives/2010/07/more-love-for-votto.html

I just saw that! How cool that he posted them there. I'm really flattered that he liked them enough to do that and hopefully all this stuff helps get Joey on that All Star team. Off to vote some more! :D

Joseph
07-05-2010, 08:51 PM
I put in another two dozen today.

Redsfan320
07-05-2010, 09:14 PM
Wow. Awesome work getting into Better Off Red, Heather!

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RedsManRick
07-05-2010, 09:16 PM
The official Reds twitter feed is not hip to the 'Zone.



Cincinnati Reds
Hey, Red Sox fans. You vote for Votto, and Reds fans promise to vote for Cincinnati native Kevin Youkilis.....

blumj
07-05-2010, 09:41 PM
The official Reds twitter feed is not hip to the 'Zone.
Youkilis has been asking Red Sox fans to vote for Votto.

BoydsOfSummer
07-05-2010, 09:45 PM
I was voting Konerko before reading this thread. Seems I was doing the right thing for Joey and Sox fans.

Eric_the_Red
07-05-2010, 09:45 PM
The Reds and Red Sox have entered an agreement to push for Votto/Youk. In fact, when you go to vote from the Reds page, Votto and Youk are both already selected. (Which is fine by me, because those are the two I've been voting for all along.)

RedsManRick
07-05-2010, 09:58 PM
The Reds and Red Sox have entered an agreement to push for Votto/Youk. In fact, when you go to vote from the Reds page, Votto and Youk are both already selected. (Which is fine by me, because those are the two I've been voting for all along.)

I did not know that. Very interesting... I too voted for Youk and Votto. I really don't understand how Ortiz makes it over Youkilis. Because he's a DH and Youkilis is a superb defensive 1B/3B?

blumj
07-05-2010, 10:06 PM
I did not know that. Very interesting... I too voted for Youk and Votto. I really don't understand how Ortiz makes it over Youkilis. Because he's a DH and Youkilis is a superb defensive 1B/3B?
Yes, the players vote in a reserve DH in the AL the same way they do all the other positions. There are lots of things that are stupid about the selection process, but no one ever seems to notice this one.

dougdirt
07-05-2010, 10:11 PM
Joey Votto is currently the #3 trending topic on twitter in the US!

REDblooded
07-05-2010, 10:19 PM
I've been voting for Delmon to go with Votto...

RBA
07-05-2010, 10:27 PM
I'm voting only for Votto. I have made no pact to vote for Konerko or any other player.

kaldaniels
07-05-2010, 10:33 PM
I'm voting only for Votto. I have made no pact to vote for Konerko or any other player.

Some thoughts just need to stay on the inside.

fearofpopvol1
07-05-2010, 10:37 PM
I'll honor the Votto/Konerko vote.

TheNext44
07-05-2010, 10:38 PM
Arthur Rhodes just told the very funny story of how he found out he, Rolen and Phillips were selected for the All-Star game.

He said Dusty called him into his office and told him he was traded to the Mets. Then Rolen and Phillips came in, and Dusty told them to pack their bags, they've been traded too. He let them look at each other for a minute before telling them he was joking and that they all made the All-Star game.

HeatherC1212
07-05-2010, 10:39 PM
Arthur Rhodes just told the very funny story of how he found out he, Rolen and Phillips were selected for the All-Star game.

He said Dusty called him into his office and told him he was traded to the Mets. Then Rolen and Phillips came in, and Dusty told them to pack their bags, they've been traded too. He let them look at each other for a minute before telling them he was joking and that they all made the All-Star game.

That is awesome! Wonder what they have up their sleeves if Joey wins the Final Vote ballot later this week, LOL :laugh:

BCubb2003
07-05-2010, 10:49 PM
"Um, Joey, you've been traded to the Phillies ..."

RBA
07-05-2010, 10:54 PM
"Um, Joey, you've been traded to the Phillies ..."

"for All-Star Ryan Howard"

BoydsOfSummer
07-05-2010, 11:28 PM
Most of my fellow managers in my Diamond Mind leagues have been recruited. Roughly 94 guys...lol :D

SirFelixCat
07-05-2010, 11:43 PM
The wife and I are texting about 100 times each, each day.

reds44
07-06-2010, 01:22 AM
I wish I could text in my vote. I'd literally be voting thousands of times each day.

GAC
07-06-2010, 04:58 AM
Respectfully.... these types of situations is one of the main reasons why I don't like fan voting to select players. I understand what people are trying to accomplish here, and yes I believe Votto should be in there; but fans, trying to enter into agreement with, and solicit the support of, other team's fans to basically "stuff the ballot box" illustrates, IMO, just how wrong the current system is.

paintmered
07-06-2010, 06:30 AM
Respectfully.... these types of situations is one of the main reasons why I don't like fan voting to select players. I understand what people are trying to accomplish here, and yes I believe Votto should be in there; but fans, trying to enter into agreement with, and solicit the support of, other team's fans to basically "stuff the ballot box" illustrates, IMO, just how wrong the current system is.

If there's one thing the city of Cincinnati has shown throughout its history, it's that we're not above stuffing a ballot box.

20 more votes from me.

reds1869
07-06-2010, 07:41 AM
Respectfully.... these types of situations is one of the main reasons why I don't like fan voting to select players. I understand what people are trying to accomplish here, and yes I believe Votto should be in there; but fans, trying to enter into agreement with, and solicit the support of, other team's fans to basically "stuff the ballot box" illustrates, IMO, just how wrong the current system is.

It does show how broken the system is. But if we don't do it as Reds fans, someone else will do it for their guy and Joey will sit at home.

Spitball
07-06-2010, 08:48 AM
It does show how broken the system is. But if we don't do it as Reds fans, someone else will do it for their guy and Joey will sit at home.

I believe Votto makes it on his own merit no matter what. There is enough national attention and primetime endorsements out there for him to get in by himself. He doesn't need Konerko nor the White Sox forum.

I know it would really tick me off if a popular Yankee forum, seeing what is going on here, decided to form an alliance with one of the other NL candidates. Votto might then stay home, and we would really recognize unfair...

blumj
07-06-2010, 08:51 AM
Respectfully.... these types of situations is one of the main reasons why I don't like fan voting to select players. I understand what people are trying to accomplish here, and yes I believe Votto should be in there; but fans, trying to enter into agreement with, and solicit the support of, other team's fans to basically "stuff the ballot box" illustrates, IMO, just how wrong the current system is.

You're supposed to stuff the ballot box. It's not meant to be decided by who has the most voters, it's meant to be decided by whose voters care the most. If it was one vote per person, then stuffing the ballot box would be wrong, but this type of ballot box is designed to be stuffed.

blumj
07-06-2010, 12:07 PM
The Reds and Red Sox have entered an agreement to push for Votto/Youk. In fact, when you go to vote from the Reds page, Votto and Youk are both already selected. (Which is fine by me, because those are the two I've been voting for all along.)

And, the light finally dawns, given a pretty big hint. This is not just Youk's doing, the guest hosts on WEEI in Boston, who just happen to work for NESN in real life, just announced that they have a special guest coming on. Guess who?

OnBaseMachine
07-06-2010, 12:17 PM
And, the light finally dawns, given a pretty big hint. This is not just Youk's doing, the guest hosts on WEEI in Boston, who just happen to work for NESN in real life, just announced that they have a special guest coming on. Guess who?

Bronson Arroyo?

TRF
07-06-2010, 12:18 PM
whitesoxinteractive just crashed.

So, it's on us for a while to keep it going.

blumj
07-06-2010, 12:19 PM
Bronson Arroyo?
Yep, campaigning for Votto, of course. Managed to work in a plug for some show he's doing at Patriot Place after the season.
Youkilis on right after him.

HeatherC1212
07-06-2010, 12:28 PM
Updated article about the Reds PR staff working hard to campaign for Joey (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100705&content_id=11965998&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin)

I can't wait to see the t-shirts! :D

nate
07-06-2010, 12:31 PM
They should do a "Vote for Votto" shirt in the style of the "Vote for Pedro" shirts.

Degenerate39
07-06-2010, 12:32 PM
Did they say who was leading the vote today?

membengal
07-06-2010, 12:33 PM
Happily, Ken Rosenthal taking that (expletive deleted) Cowherd out to the woodshed finally.

Redsfan320
07-06-2010, 12:35 PM
^^^
Good. Was a BIG Cowherd fan until I heard about him ripping everybody thinking Votto must be in the ASG.

320

HeatherC1212
07-06-2010, 12:39 PM
Did they say who was leading the vote today?

They probably won't update that until later this afternoon. I assume Joey's still leading until they tell me otherwise but I'm still voting a ton for him too. :)

blumj
07-06-2010, 12:47 PM
“We told the Red Sox that if you do this for us, we’ll let you have a full month to think that you won the 1975 World Series in six games,” joked Reds assistant director of media relations Jamie Ramsey.



http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/2010/07/06/youkilis-has-unlikely-ally-in-all-star-push/

Chip R
07-06-2010, 01:03 PM
Cowherd doesn't know what he's talking about. He just tries to get a rise out of people (sure is working today) and is all about ratings. I've listened to his show all day today. Trust me, this is a good thing for Joey Votto. Amazing the amount of free pub he's getting. There are people from California who aren't even Reds fans that are calling in to defend him. I am loving this.

Couldn't agree more. The last time Joey Votto got this much national publicity was never. The more Cowherd talks about how Votto doesn't deserve the honor, the more people are going to see that he does. This is great publicity for Votto and the Reds.

Ghosts of 1990
07-06-2010, 01:11 PM
Couldn't agree more. The last time Joey Votto got this much national publicity was never. The more Cowherd talks about how Votto doesn't deserve the honor, the more people are going to see that he does. This is great publicity for Votto and the Reds.

Great point. And I'm calling Joey Votto a lock.

Redsfan320
07-06-2010, 01:26 PM
Is there any way I can see how many times I've voted besides the e-mail thing, as I don't give out my real e-mail address to many places, MLB.com one of them.

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mdccclxix
07-06-2010, 02:17 PM
I've got to be somewhere in the 100-200 range so far, but I don't know if it's possible to see how many you've voted. Not important, just keep clicking! Call your mom and talk for an hour, just keep clicking!

Eric_the_Red
07-06-2010, 02:37 PM
Votto still has a slim lead over Ryan Zimmerman. Wow....I really don't understand how it is even close.

Redsfan320
07-06-2010, 02:41 PM
^^^
Where have you found this?

Also, who knows how close it is. MLB can say that 1 billion votes is a "slim lead" if want to.

320

Caveat Emperor
07-06-2010, 02:42 PM
Votto still has a slim lead over Ryan Zimmerman. Wow....I really don't understand how it is even close.

DC Metro Area: 5.3m
Cincinnati Metro Area: 2.15m

Beyond having a sizable population lead, I'd be shocked if DC didn't kill Cincinnati in broadband internet numbers as well (pretty much required to vote in this contest).

Cedric
07-06-2010, 02:42 PM
Votto still has a slim lead over Ryan Zimmerman. Wow....I really don't understand how it is even close.

Define slim..

It's just another way to keep people voting and clicking on their site.

Eric_the_Red
07-06-2010, 02:49 PM
I got a message from ESPN.com today at 2:23pm. I don't think they are trying to drive people to MLB.com. The actual "slim lead" wasn't defined.

savafan
07-06-2010, 03:07 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100706&content_id=11985266&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Youk moves ahead of Swish; Votto still leads

Ghosts of 1990
07-06-2010, 03:15 PM
Seems we are in bed with more then one fan base:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2010/07/red-sox-reds-cross-promote-kevin-youkilis-joey-votto/1

Beantown, welcome to the Vote Votto campaign 2010

blumj
07-06-2010, 03:21 PM
Seems we are in bed with more then one fan base:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2010/07/red-sox-reds-cross-promote-kevin-youkilis-joey-votto/1

Beantown, welcome to the Vote Votto campaign 2010
Yep, go back a page, seems like Bronson and Youkilis both had a hand in it.

Far East
07-06-2010, 03:28 PM
I want Votto to join his other teammates on the All Star squad only if it helps the Reds, I mean if it is a confidence booster for the second half.

Otherwise, I'd rather that Votto, Rolen, Phillips, and Rhodes got the day off and were all that much fresher for after the break.

There have not been an inordinant number of All Star game injuries, but the potential of injury like the H. Killebrew hamstring pull at 1B, the T. Williams crashing into the LF fence, or the P. Rose crashing into R. Fosse prompt me to err on the side of caution.

Can the reds afford to lose any one of their Stars for the sake of an exhibition game?

blumj
07-06-2010, 03:45 PM
BTW, WEEI's automatically generated transcript of Arroyo's interview came up with Joey Bottle. That's game thread nickname worthy.

RedsManRick
07-06-2010, 04:40 PM
Cincinnati Reds
RT @Jamieblog: #Reds media relations interns Will Toman & Danny Steele have been voting Votto all day - http://twitpic.com/230kex

Degenerate39
07-06-2010, 04:43 PM
Cincinnati Reds
RT @Jamieblog: #Reds media relations interns Will Toman & Danny Steele have been voting Votto all day - http://twitpic.com/230kex

That's awesome!

RedsManRick
07-06-2010, 05:06 PM
Imagine you're a guy on the list of 5 with a $50,000 bonus on the line. Don't you pay 10 guys $500 each to spend 3 days voting non-stop?

blumj
07-06-2010, 05:28 PM
Imagine you're a guy on the list of 5 with a $50,000 bonus on the line. Don't you pay 10 guys $500 each to spend 3 days voting non-stop?
What if it's not enough and you still don't win? You've just thrown $5,000 away for nothing.

11larkin11
07-06-2010, 05:46 PM
The HR Derby participants were announced today. Two spots were left on the NL side, which I think means Votto will be in the Derby if he makes the team.

RBA
07-06-2010, 05:49 PM
You spend $5000 on someone who can set up an automated script to vote over and over again about a thousand votes a second.

blumj
07-06-2010, 05:52 PM
You spend $5000 on someone who can set up an automated script to vote over and over again about a thousand votes a second.

That makes more sense. If you're going to spend money to cheat, make sure you're cheating big enough.

Degenerate39
07-06-2010, 06:23 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/ModernTube-Domo-Arigato-Vote-Joey-Votto-;_ylt=AnYa.7G6V8QFmP5ez8pPKPoRvLYF?urn=mlb,254031

Ryan Parker's song made it to Yahoo! Sports.

Blitz Dorsey
07-06-2010, 06:24 PM
Don't think that the other teams aren't doing the exact same thing though. The Padres probably have media relations interns voting all day for Heath Bell. Votto damn well win this vote, but when you have a "circus act" like this whole last vote BS, you never know what to expect. Not sure why they couldn't just allow one vote per computer and do it the right way.

But again, I know why they do it this way. They get a bunch of people to keep coming back to one of the MLB official team websites and MLB makes $$ that way from all the hits. At least the Phillies don't have anyone up for "final vote." (Course, Manuel already picked most of his guys.) Their fans are notorious for stacking the vote in these things. Kind of like the White Sox. Which means we formed an alliance with the right people.

RBA
07-06-2010, 06:26 PM
Konerko was just on MLB Network and he said the White Sox have a trick up their sleeve. "they are going all the way to the top" It sounds like they are getting the President to make a pitch for him.

TeamBoone
07-06-2010, 08:53 PM
I'll vote for Joey, but not Konerko.

Cyclone792
07-06-2010, 09:45 PM
:lol:

The White Sox board is blaming RedsZone for Konerko being in 4th. They've also stopped their campaign to support Votto.

Oh well, fun while it lasted. I'm going back to the UC Bearcat on the AL side.

Spitball
07-06-2010, 09:55 PM
If there's one thing the city of Cincinnati has shown throughout its history, it's that we're not above stuffing a ballot box.

20 more votes from me.


Kennedy won Illinois by less than 9,000 votes out of 4.75 million cast, or a margin of two-tenths of one percent. However, Nixon carried 92 of the state's 101 counties, and Kennedy's victory in Illinois came from the city of Chicago, where Mayor Richard J. Daley held back much of Chicago's vote until the late morning hours of November 9. The efforts of Daley and the powerful Chicago Democratic organization gave Kennedy an extraordinary Cook County victory margin of 450,000 votes—more than 10% of Chicago's 1960 population of 3.55 million—thus barely overcoming the heavy Republican vote in the rest of Illinois. Earl Mazo, a reporter for the pro-Nixon New York Herald Tribune, investigated the voting in Chicago and claimed to have discovered sufficient evidence of vote fraud to prove that the state was stolen for Kennedy.

Maybe it has been a natural alliance on a collision course for more than half a century...I'm still voting Votto/Youkilis. If Youk is injured and can't play, let them name Konerko as his replacement. :)

Redsfan320
07-06-2010, 09:55 PM
The White Sox board is blaming RedsZone for Konerko being in 4th. They've also stopped their campaign to support Votto.
Yeah, really. Get off your high horse, WSI! As if it's our fault Konerko's in 4th. Threatening to vote for Zimmerman or Bell until Konerko moves up. If you want to vote for someone who's clearly not even close to as deserving as Votto, knock yourselves out. I mean, come on. On the other hand from WSI, I'll continue to show some class, and vote Konerko, as I think that Konerko is the most deserving (albeit narrowly above Youk)

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Redsfan320
07-06-2010, 10:00 PM
And this:


The Reds are in bed with the Red Sox through their official site and the White Sox on their fan site.

Yeah, dude, we're not connected in any way. Read near the bottom of the page:


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball

Yeah, I thought WSI was a good board. My bad. I don't know how RZ would react if Joey doesn't make it (although he would be Snub of the Century), but I highly doubt that we would blame WSI.

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RBA
07-06-2010, 10:18 PM
It's up to Votto's fans to put him over the top. Don't rely on others to make it happen.

Redsfan320
07-06-2010, 10:26 PM
It's up to Votto's fans to put him over the top. Don't rely on others to make it happen.

Oh I know. And we will!! Oh, we will!!!!

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RBA
07-06-2010, 10:37 PM
Uh oh, Call to Action! Ryan Zimmerman hit two homerun to include a walkoff. National fans will go crazy voting for him tonight.

Double, triple, your efforts for Votto.

Redsfan320
07-06-2010, 10:44 PM
Let me say that perhaps I was a bit unfair in my two posts about WSI. I can't blame them for being unhappy when nearly all of them are voting Votto, and only maybe half of us are voting Konerko. However, the way they said it... not cool.

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Cyclone792
07-06-2010, 10:51 PM
Let me say that perhaps I was a bit unfair in my two posts about WSI. I can't blame them for being unhappy when nearly all of them are voting Votto, and only maybe half of us are voting Konerko. However, the way they said it... not cool.

320

Eh, at the end of the day it just goes to show that an independent Internet forum, even one as popular as RZ, is a tiny force compared to the type of marketing and PR blitz the Reds as an organization can unleash.

The Reds push - and now Youkilis push - was all over the mass media today and during tonight's broadcast on both TV and radio. They've got interns voting continuously for both players. They're hosting a voting lunch during the work day tomorrow. Digital billboards along the highways are programmed with voting messages, and the team is apparently contacting area businesses to do the same. The help from the Toronto Sun is nice, and Votto and the Reds are getting a ton of national press about his snub. All of this is likely working in our favor.

There are people I know who know absolutely nothing about the Reds or baseball going online and voting for Votto because it's the cool thing to do this week and everyone else is doing it.

The marketing department has gotten creative and IMO has done a fine job with the Vote Votto campaign thus far. Hopefully they've got it in them for another 41 hours, and if so then I think Votto will be fine.

HeatherC1212
07-06-2010, 11:07 PM
I've learned from watching this final vote thing the last few years that the hardest player to get enough votes for during this is the one that's not playing at home. The Reds are doing a pretty great job with their various promotional ideas to get people to vote for Joey and IIRC, this would be one of the first times that a player who wasn't playing at home the entire week won the final vote if we can get him in there. Working with the Red Sox is actually pretty smart considering their player is a Cincy native and makes the promos pretty easy and it's not hurting at all to have a whole other country voting for Joey too (yay Canada!!). :)

BTW-I think BBTN said something about Wayne Gretzky filiming some sort of advertisement to help promote Joey for the final vote. THAT would be some serious power if it actually happens! When you have the Great One behind you, that's just pretty darn sweet. Come on Wayne!! :D

Ghosts of 1990
07-06-2010, 11:09 PM
I'm gonna be honest I don't see any way Joey doesn't win this....

That said, anyone want to go vote for vote w/ me until bed time? Anyone still up?

Ghosts of 1990
07-06-2010, 11:15 PM
Is there a 25 vote limit per email address per day? I been voting like crazy and there has been no limit thus far?

Redsfan320
07-06-2010, 11:16 PM
^^^
No limit on this one. But I'm going to bde now. I've got my Votto voting for the day in!

320

RBA
07-06-2010, 11:18 PM
I probably did around 1000 votes today on my Sprint phone.

Ghosts of 1990
07-06-2010, 11:27 PM
I probably did around 1000 votes today on my Sprint phone.

If I could do it on the phone (At&t) i'd have gone nuts too

HeatherC1212
07-07-2010, 12:19 AM
I have no clue about alliances or anything anymore but since the Reds themselves are working with the Red Sox, I made this banner tonight. I'm not entirely thrilled with it but I figured I'd share it anyway. :p:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/KwanFan1212/Reds/Youk-VottoCampaignBanner2010.jpg

Ron Madden
07-07-2010, 03:35 AM
That's great work Heather,there's no reason not to be proud of it.

I love Kevin, always have, but I made a commitment to join forces with White Sox fans in order to get Joey elected.

I'll keep my word and honer that pact but from now on I'll be more careful of the promises I make.

:redface:

GAC
07-07-2010, 05:48 AM
It does show how broken the system is. But if we don't do it as Reds fans, someone else will do it for their guy and Joey will sit at home.

Oh I agree. I' not faulting fans for simply doing what the MLB system has laid out. Only that it's a broken system, and the reason why deserving players get left out every year (like Votto).


You're supposed to stuff the ballot box. It's not meant to be decided by who has the most voters, it's meant to be decided by whose voters care the most. If it was one vote per person, then stuffing the ballot box would be wrong, but this type of ballot box is designed to be stuffed.

Again - fully understand how the system works. I'm indicting the system, not the fans.

But listen to what you're saying guy..... "it's meant to be decided by the fans who care the the most".

Care the most about what? Obviously not about who deserves, or has earned the right, to be there. Selection should be based on credentials, not whose fans care the most, or who they feel carries the most "star power". That's why the game, IMO, has lost a lot of it's luster.

The All-Star game is suppose to showcase those players, from each respective league, who were putting together all-star performances on that playing field for that particular year. They earned the right and deserve to be there based on the numbers they were putting up. And the All-Star game (is suppose to, or use to) honor that achievement.

It no longer does that.

Now we have a "final vote", to balance out the overall fan voting results, and where fans can vote in one of five "snubbed" player.

And it's not just the fault of fan voting either. MLB hierarchy, in it's attempts to keep it a "fans game", have made a mess of the AS game....

You have silly rules like one representative from every team must be there.

There is also the issue of "politics" (favoritism) by managers when it comes to the reserve selection. It's now done by who you feel more comfortable or familiar with?

And personally - I don't like the clauses in player's contracts where they get a bonus for AS appearances. I think that can weigh in any manager's decision when it comes to filling out that roster.

And I think the HR Derby is a joke too. Don't watch it.

"Hey! Lets soft toss some baseball at a group of power hitter and see how far they can hit it while Berman screams "Back, Back, Back, Back, Back" :D

TRF
07-07-2010, 09:17 AM
Really the thread title should be changed now.

fickle little White Sox fans.

TRF
07-07-2010, 09:18 AM
In Votto's hometown of Toronto on Tuesday, the Blue Jays got behind the effort to get a native Canadian to the All-Star Game. The Jays put out a Tweet that asked their fans to vote for Votto, and the club also planned to promote him on the Rogers Centre's scoreboard during their game vs. the Twins.

He's a shoe in.

Ghosts of 1990
07-07-2010, 09:37 AM
That's great work Heather,there's no reason not to be proud of it.

I love Kevin, always have, but I made a commitment to join forces with White Sox fans in order to get Joey elected.

I'll keep my word and honer that pact but from now on I'll be more careful of the promises I make.

:redface:


I've been voting for Konerko myself.

There's plenty of hand-outs the Red Sox get. I hope Youk stays at home for the ASG. We don't need the Red Sox fans votes. Joey's going no matter what. I hope Konerko makes it and Youk is sitting at home.

blumj
07-07-2010, 10:26 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100707&content_id=12026088&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb



Late in the day on Tuesday, the White Sox and Rockies each announced the formation of their "Rox and Sox" alliance, so both clubs are encouraging the other's to vote for Konerko and Gonzalez.


Red Sox Nation is a perfect 3-for-3 in past Final Votes

TRF
07-07-2010, 10:43 AM
So the Reds, Red Sox and Blue Jays are openly campaigning for Votto.

screw the White Sox!

How do I un-vote for Konerko? :)

membengal
07-07-2010, 10:44 AM
I have decided to vote Votto with Michael Young today.

Redsfan320
07-07-2010, 10:52 AM
Votto still leading as off the Wednesday morning update!!!! None of the "Zimmerman is close" talk anymore either. Swisher has passed Youk, but leads by less than a percentage point. Konerko's moved into 3rd.

NL: Votto, Zimmerman, Wagner, Gonzalez, Bell

AL: Swisher, Youkilis, Konerko, M. Young, D. Young

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HeatherC1212
07-07-2010, 11:55 AM
Lots of great signs were posted by Jamie at Better Off Red today including the banner I made for Youk and Joey (thanks Jamie!). I love that a woman got on The Today Show this morning with a Vote Votto sign!! :D

http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/

mdccclxix
07-07-2010, 12:08 PM
votto still leading as off the wednesday morning update!!!! None of the "zimmerman is close" talk anymore either. Swisher has passed youk, but leads by less than a percentage point. Konerko's moved into 3rd.

Nl: Votto, zimmerman, wagner, gonzalez, bell

al: Swisher, youkilis, konerko, m. Young, d. Young

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must...keep...clicking...aaaahhhahahh!

Redmachine2003
07-07-2010, 12:59 PM
maybe we should retitle the thread if the WSoxs are now with the Roxs. And the Red stockings are now with the Red Soxs. Ive been voting for Konerko up until this morning now I am with the Red Soxs and Youkilis.

savafan
07-07-2010, 01:30 PM
Lots of great signs were posted by Jamie at Better Off Red today including the banner I made for Youk and Joey (thanks Jamie!). I love that a woman got on The Today Show this morning with a Vote Votto sign!! :D

http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/

That woman was Walt Jocketty's daughter.

yab1112
07-07-2010, 01:38 PM
That woman was Walt Jocketty's daughter.

Now that's pretty cool. :thumbup:

HeatherC1212
07-07-2010, 01:53 PM
Updated Article at Reds.com about the voting and Joey in general (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100707&content_id=12027028&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin)

This is a really nice article from Mark Sheldon about the voting update and about Joey in general. Obviously we as Reds fans know most of that stuff about Joey all ready but it's a great article for other fans to read and learn more about our awesome first baseman. :)

cumberlandreds
07-07-2010, 02:15 PM
I have decided to vote Votto with Michael Young today.

That's who I have been voting today. :thumbup:

nate
07-07-2010, 02:32 PM
I made a few quick graphics, not as good as Heather but I'm old and lazy!

Check it:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3716130/voteforvotto/voteforvotto.png

Here's a Redszone-sized one you could use for an avatar:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3716130/voteforvotto/voteforvotto100x.png

Cyclone792
07-07-2010, 02:34 PM
Good thread title change, and a mod may also want to edit the first post of the thread too to reflect the new thread title change.

Redsfan320
07-07-2010, 02:39 PM
Avatar change- done! I'll go back to my old one, (or maybe something Votto-y) tomorrow, along with my old sig. featuring details about games I've been to this year.

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Hoosier Red
07-07-2010, 03:17 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/ModernTube-Domo-Arigato-Vote-Joey-Votto-;_ylt=AnYa.7G6V8QFmP5ez8pPKPoRvLYF?urn=mlb,254031

Ryan Parker's song made it to Yahoo! Sports.

Oddly enough Ryan Parker's song made me think of another Styx tune from their Greatest Hits Album.

"Is it any wonder...."

Danny Serafini
07-07-2010, 03:53 PM
Votto's got one less opponent. Heath Bell has been named Yovani Gallardo's replacement, so he's out of the vote now.

gonelong
07-07-2010, 03:56 PM
Dropped a few votes on Votto at lunch today.

KronoRed
07-07-2010, 04:02 PM
He's a shoe in.

We've got Canada! :thumbup:

redsmetz
07-07-2010, 04:42 PM
The Reds have really gone all out on this. On a whim, I typed in votovotto.com and sure enough, it took me right to the Reds site where you can vote.

Plus Plus
07-07-2010, 04:50 PM
Heath Bell isn't showing up as a candidate any longer for me.

HeatherC1212
07-07-2010, 04:51 PM
Heath Bell isn't showing up as a candidate any longer for me.

That's because he was named to the team to replace Gallardo who went on the DL (Danny Serafini posted that news up a couple posts).

Plus Plus
07-07-2010, 05:00 PM
That's because he was named to the team to replace Gallardo who went on the DL (Danny Serafini posted that news up a couple posts).

D'oh! Thanks!

Brutus
07-07-2010, 05:21 PM
Not that it matters, but why was the original title changed again -- this time to Youkilis?

Redsfan320
07-07-2010, 05:33 PM
The thread title has now been changed back to "whomever else you want". I can envision a big PM fight with the Mods. Mommy and Daddy are disagreeing in front of the kiddies, me thinks. ;). Some mods want "Youkilis" some want "whomever" so back and forth the thread title goes... ;)

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RedsManRick
07-07-2010, 05:59 PM
Not that it matters, but why was the original title changed again -- this time to Youkilis?

Probably to honor the official agreement between the Reds and Sox organizations.

11larkin11
07-07-2010, 06:17 PM
Seriously, this has been the best PR pub the Reds could get. They have been ALL OVER ESPN for the past 3 days. SportsCenter about to do another segment on them.

Blitz Dorsey
07-07-2010, 09:00 PM
Cool, I'll go back to either leaving the AL vote blank, or voting for Swisher. (Go Buckeyes baby!)

What happened to the "deal" some of you made with White Sox fans?

Blitz Dorsey
07-07-2010, 09:03 PM
Seriously, this has been the best PR pub the Reds could get. They have been ALL OVER ESPN for the past 3 days. SportsCenter about to do another segment on them.

One of the best things to ever happen to Votto was not originally making the All-Star team. He is going to make the team anyway ... and is getting all this "free pub" in the meantime. I love it.

And for the Reds to get four players in the game (if it turns out that way) is extremely impressive. All well-deserving as well.

Degenerate39
07-07-2010, 09:18 PM
Cool, I'll go back to either leaving the AL vote blank, or voting for Swisher. (Go Buckeyes baby!)

What happened to the "deal" some of you made with White Sox fans?

I think they put blame on us for Konerko not being in first. Then the Red Sox thing came out and pretty much ended it.

Ghosts of 1990
07-07-2010, 09:35 PM
Been voting Konerko all the way.

BoydsOfSummer
07-07-2010, 10:14 PM
I got blisters on me fingers!



This ol' boy won't be voting for a Yankee or Redsock....for anything.

Gallen5862
07-07-2010, 10:16 PM
I had posted on the Whitesox board that I was a member from Redszone that had voted for Votto and Konerko but got banned for that. it was labled trolling which I dont understand why that was. It was a post in response to a statement that redszone had not voted for Konerko.

yab1112
07-07-2010, 10:36 PM
After the game tonight I ran down to the dugout and asked if they had anymore "Vote for Votto" shirts. They said they had locked them all up already. :(

Cyclone792
07-07-2010, 10:57 PM
I had posted on the Whitesox board that I was a member from Redszone that had voted for Votto and Konerko but got banned for that. it was labled trolling which I dont understand why that was. It was a post in response to a statement that redszone had not voted for Konerko.

Don't feel bad, Gallen. Anybody who is known to be associated with RZ will be (or already has been) banned. It's comical and silly. I know we have a thread somewhere around here that lists other team's biggest fan forum sites. Unfortunately, WSI is going to have a lasting black mark given how their forum admins have operated over the last 24 hours.

Nevertheless, to get the thread back on topic, continued kudos should go out to the Reds organization for their continued efforts. It was mentioned on the broadcast today that over 200 people showed up at GABP during working hours this afternoon to vote and eat lunch. The organization is doing a heck of a job spreading the message, and the local fan base is responding greatly. It's really refreshing to see given what this franchise has been through over the last lost decade.

HeatherC1212
07-07-2010, 11:08 PM
Jamie Ramsey has photos up of all the guys wearing the Vote Votto shirts in NY today. They look great and I can't believe they had all those shirts made within a day or two! That's so awesome. The photos are great and now I wonder what they actually had to do to get Joey to wear one of them because he had one on too! Poor guy probably fought tooth and nail and lost that battle to the other 24 guys, LOL :laugh: (BTW-According to Fay's blog, it was Jonny Gomes who made it mandatory for the guys to wear them during BP, originally it was optional, but it sounds like most of the guys would have worn them anyway. :))

Less than a day to go and I've still got to get my votes in tonight. Let's keep it up! We're almost there!! :D

Caveat Emperor
07-08-2010, 12:53 AM
Nevertheless, to get the thread back on topic, continued kudos should go out to the Reds organization for their continued efforts. It was mentioned on the broadcast today that over 200 people showed up at GABP during working hours this afternoon to vote and eat lunch. The organization is doing a heck of a job spreading the message, and the local fan base is responding greatly. It's really refreshing to see given what this franchise has been through over the last lost decade.

Little things that change the culture of a franchise, slowly, to the type of place that players want to come play.

OnBaseMachine
07-08-2010, 03:00 AM
From Jamie Ramsey's blog:

http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/assets_c/2010/07/PjJvSrJgJbCm-thumb-500x375-2221311.jpg

http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/assets_c/2010/07/Group%20Stretch%202-thumb-500x375-2221271.jpg

http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/archives/2010/07/vote-votto-shirts.html

gonelong
07-08-2010, 09:17 AM
I'm starting to like Corky Miller more and more each day. Something about seeing him in a uniform and getting ABs makes me feel like I still have a chance to get in the game.

GL

HotCorner
07-08-2010, 09:28 AM
Corky reminds me of a fat Jason LaRue. :D

cumberlandreds
07-08-2010, 09:45 AM
You could really have a good caption contest with that first picture. :)

Can Heath Bell give his votes to someone else on the NL ballot since he was named as a replacement on the NL squad? :D

nate
07-08-2010, 10:11 AM
That's awesome to see them all wearing the "Vote Votto" shirts.

_Sir_Charles_
07-08-2010, 10:14 AM
From Jamie Ramsey's blog:

http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/assets_c/2010/07/PjJvSrJgJbCm-thumb-500x375-2221311.jpg

http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/assets_c/2010/07/Group%20Stretch%202-thumb-500x375-2221271.jpg

http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/archives/2010/07/vote-votto-shirts.html (http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/archives/2010/07/vote-votto-shirts.html)


That's great. Good stuff Mr. Ramsey! Corky's stach just cracks me up everytime. Reminds me of Paul Sr. from American Choppers. :O)

Redsfan320
07-08-2010, 10:20 AM
As of the ballot update this morning, Votto still leads. Swisher leads by the "slimmest of margins" over Youkilis.

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Redsfan320
07-08-2010, 11:05 AM
Keep voting!!! Don't let the Zimmerman fans get desperate and overcome us while we get lazy and say Votto's a lock. KEEP VOTING!!! Right up until 4 PM!!!

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Blitz Dorsey
07-08-2010, 11:40 AM
Those White Sox losers. Blaming us because Konerko isn't in first. HAHAHA. Good, I'm glad that tool won't be in the All-Star game. Go Swish! Or Youk.

Just say NO to Konerko.

And keep VOTING VOTTO!!!

membengal
07-08-2010, 01:27 PM
A few last votes. Just because.

SirFelixCat
07-08-2010, 02:03 PM
About 1k votes from the wife and I alone. Gotta love just typing "N3" and txting that!

mbgrayson
07-08-2010, 03:02 PM
About 1k votes from the wife and I alone. Gotta love just typing "N3" and txting that!

That's great. I feel like a slacker having only voted a few hundred times.

Redmachine2003
07-08-2010, 03:12 PM
Got to stretch was on a good pace avg a 5 votes a min for about a half an hour.

HeatherC1212
07-08-2010, 03:15 PM
Still voting here at work although not as much as I want since the darn work is getting in my way, LOL ;)

dougdirt
07-08-2010, 03:22 PM
I have probably voted 300 times today. Lets keep it going guys! 38 minutes left!

Danny Serafini
07-08-2010, 03:26 PM
Seemed like the voting site was bogging down 30-60 minutes ago, but it's going much quicker now, just in time for that last push.

Chip R
07-08-2010, 03:47 PM
Seemed like the voting site was bogging down 30-60 minutes ago, but it's going much quicker now, just in time for that last push.


Yes.

Homestretch, folks. Do what you can. Don't let Joey get beat!