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Final Vote coming down to final hours

Posted on: July 8, 2010 9:58 am
Edited on: July 8, 2010 10:03 am
 
Kevin Youkilis Oh, the suspense!

In another Yankee-Red Sox battle we're being hit over the head with, Nick Swisher holds "the slimmest of leads" over Kevin Youkilis in the American League Final Vote for the All-Star Game, despite nobody making a convincing case for Swisher other than his uniform, based on the latest results released by MLB.com.

In what can only be a desperate attempt by Major League Baseball's website to generate page views (since all voting takes place on the site), MLB.com has seen fit to release a breathless update to the (unlimited) voting that ends today at 4 p.m.

The winner of the final spots will be announced on MLB Network (yay synergy!) at 6 p.m.

Joey Votto still leads the National League voting (funny what leading the league in homers and OPS will do for you), but, the site warns -- without giving any numbers -- Carlos Gonzalez has passed Billy Wagner for third place in the voting. Ryan Zimmerman is still in second. Heath Bell was removed from the ballot when he was placed on the team as a replacement for Yovani Gallardo.

In the American League, it's all Yankees-Red Sox all the time. The release says it's a "virtual tie" between Youkilis (.292/.409/.574 with 17 home runs, 55 RBI) and Swisher (.298/.376/.518 14 HR, 48 RBI, one appearance on "How I Met Your Mother " --  CBS can play the synergy game too!), but not a real tie, because that would mean they're tied, as opposed to a "virtual tie" which goes back to the ol' tie goes to the Yankee rule.

Paul Konerko is in third place in the AL voting, followed by Michael Young and Delmon Young.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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kkjyywlpo
Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 1:16 am
 

Final Vote coming down to final hours

Hey Blueprint- that's funny because I don't care what people in Oakland think either!  I'm from Chicago, the place where we learned what a huge BUM Swisher is.  And the Sox have a ring too, without having to be the highest paid team year after year.  They just layed the smack down on everyone in the playoffs and never looked back.  Just another reason why Paulee deserves the spot instead of Swisher.


The-Blueprint
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Posted on: July 8, 2010 8:24 pm
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Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2010 6:43 pm
 

Final Vote coming down to final hours

It's not too surprising some BUM won the vote.  This mo only won because of endorsements from obviously biased celebrities and because he plays for the Stankees.  If he was still on Oakland he wouldn't have a snowballs chance in hell of being an All-Star.

There's no doubt that both Youkilis and Konerko deserve it more than Swisher- their stats are way better.  The only stat he clearly beats them on is Twitter followers and celebrity ass-kissers.  This bum showed alot of promise in Oakland, but when it came time to produce after he was traded to the Sox, he was a bigtime choker and a good for nothing waste of trade prospects.  Then he decides to kind-of-sort-of produce in New York and gets rewarded with an All-Star ticket?  Outrageous.  I always root for the AL in this game, but now I'll have a hard time with this waste of skin on the team.  I hope he strikes out when he plays, and there's a good chance of that considering how many times he Ks anyway.  My only consolation is that this will be his one and only All-Star appearance, while both Youkilis and Konerko have been multiple times and most likely will be again.

BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM- Tweet that!



The-Blueprint
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Posted on: July 8, 2010 6:03 pm
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Since: Dec 24, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2010 6:01 pm
 

Final Vote coming down to final hours

not really pathetic.....Youk wasnt voted in originally so whats that tell you?


The-Blueprint
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Posted on: July 8, 2010 5:49 pm
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Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2010 4:22 pm
 

Final Vote coming down to final hours

Swisher > Youkilis.



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 4:06 pm
 

Final Vote coming down to final hours

i think konerko is an interesting discussion, and a valid one. however, with this being an internet popularity contest, it's looking like it's coming down to yankees-red sox



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 4:06 pm
 

Final Vote coming down to final hours

Would have loved to see CarGo from the Rocks make it but Votto really does deserve to be on the team. Where the love was for M. Olivo behind the plate is a bigger disapointment for me as a Rocks fan.


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