Re: 2009 All Star Voting underway
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.