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It’s Time To Vote For Your Favorite Players For The All-Star Game! 


The All-Star ballot is finally here! We were delighted with the news that it is time to vote for our favorite players for the All-Star game! The game itself is not until July 12th (on Fox) but Major League Baseball (MLB) likes to give us plenty of time to cast our votes, even though we are only a month into the season. Fans are allowed to vote five times a day (within a 24 hour period) until June 30th at 11:59pm. The maximum votes each person is allowed is 35 so basically, if you hit the submit button five times each day, you can only do it for seven days.

The All-Star ballot is finally here! We were delighted with the news that it is time to vote for our favorite players for the All-Star game! The game itself is not until July 12th (on Fox) but Major League Baseball (MLB) likes to give us plenty of time to cast our votes, even though we are only a month into the season. Fans are allowed to vote five times a day (within a 24 hour period) until June 30th at 11:59pm. The maximum votes each person is allowed is 35 so basically, if you hit the submit button five times each day, you can only do it for seven days.

You have to pick players for each position for both the American League (choose 8 players and a designated hitter) and the National league (choose 8 players). Every team, generally, has nine players on the ballot but you can always write one in.

What is great about the All-Star ballot is you don’t necessarily have to choose each player from your favorite team, although many fans do love doing that.  Sure, you may be a Mets fan but if you would rather the Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant playing third base, you can vote for him. You are basically choosing your fantasy team! Check out mine below.


MLB

MLB

In July, the 87th All-Star game will be played on the San Diego Padre’s Petco Park field. As usual, the managers of the league pennant winners from last year will be the managers of their respective league. Ned Yost (Kansas City Royals) will manage the American League players for the second year in a row and Terry Collins (New York Mets) will manage the National League players.


Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Although the point of the All-Star game is to decide which league will get the home-field advantage during the World Series (meaning they get to bat last), it is also a show of who the best players are. Since we are only a month into the season, it might not be clear who is doing really well, but you know who was the best last year!

The more popular a player is (even if his statistics aren’t the best), the better chances he has of playing in the All-Star game. Last year, Royals fans were accused of stuffing the ballot box (more votes than actual voters) after the majority of the American league team spots went to their players (in the end only 4 players started). It is much easier to stuff the ballot box now that voting takes place only online.

This is the second year in a row that fans are only able to vote through the Internet, with a valid email. Before 2015, fans had the option of voting in person on a piece of paper at ballot boxes in stadiums or online. Now it is exclusively online, which I guess is more environmentally friendly. Either way, go onto MLB website and vote for your favorite players! The midsummer classic will be here in a little more than two months! Which also means, we will be halfway closer to the post season!


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MLB

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