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ChiSoxRowand
06-01-2005, 06:20 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050601&content_id=1071049&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Look who is the leading vote getter at shortstop. Bagwell and Mienkeiwicz (.210 BA) are also in 3rd and 4th place at first.

Ol' No. 2
06-01-2005, 06:29 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050601&content_id=1071049&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Look who is the leading vote getter at shortstop. Bagwell and Mienkeiwicz (.210 BA) are also in 3rd and 4th place at first.Nomore leading the vote at SS??? :rolling:

White Sox Josh
06-01-2005, 06:55 PM
Nomore leading the vote at SS??? :rolling:That's bogus. Eckstein or Izturis should be starting. Even when healthy he still sucked this year.

Uncle_Patrick
06-01-2005, 07:03 PM
Voting for the All Star game has always been a popularity contest, so this should not be a big surprise. I read in the paper today that Frank Thomas has the most All Star votes of any Sox player this year. The guy has played in one game and batting .000. I'm not ripping on Big Frank, but come on, he's no All Star this year. Heck, I'll bet Magglio has a few thousand votes as well.

PAPChiSox729
06-01-2005, 07:03 PM
The SS is a joke. The leading 3B is on the DL. Piazza is not an All-Star. And dare I say it, but...

Lee has put up better numbers than Pujols so far this season. I'm sure both will make the team though.

:duck: :duck:

r0wdyxc
06-01-2005, 07:06 PM
While they're voting for players on the DL (out for the rest of the season or never playing this season), I think the they should be voting for retired players too.

PAPChiSox729
06-01-2005, 07:08 PM
While they're voting for players on the DL (out for the rest of the season or never playing this season), I think the they should be voting for retired players too.

:tealpolice: :tealtutor:

ChiWhiteSox1337
06-01-2005, 07:48 PM
It's looking good for the AL this year. Continue to vote for Nomar and other crappy/injured NL players! :D:

NonetheLoaiza
06-01-2005, 11:15 PM
This is why public voting should not happen. Too many idiots out there, that just vote for the most recognizable name. I guess I'm not really against the public voting, but it needs to be tweaked a little bit to put less emphasis on it.

Jjav829
06-01-2005, 11:20 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050601&content_id=1071049&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Look who is the leading vote getter at shortstop. Bagwell and Mienkeiwicz (.210 BA) are also in 3rd and 4th place at first.

Vote Khalil Greene at shortstop when you are filling out your NL all-star ballot. Thanks. :D:

Lip Man 1
06-02-2005, 01:29 AM
In the early 90's I think it was 92 when the game was in San Diego, Mike Schmidt was voted the starting 3rd baseman. He retired the month before...

Also there was a time in the late 70's / early 80's when Davey Lopes was voted the starting 2nd baseman. he was hitting .180 at the time and to his credit declined the invitation.

Gotta love the All Star farce eh?

Lip

bigfoot
06-02-2005, 05:31 AM
The All-Star Game.......


"This Time it Counts!"....Bud Selig.:gulp:

Viva Medias B's
06-02-2005, 08:46 AM
This is why I have yet to bother voting for all stars. The whole voting system is bogus because it rewards popular players who get voted in at the expense of more deserving players. It also unfairly benefits players from teams that have higher attendance (voter turnout).

BigEdWalsh
06-02-2005, 08:46 AM
:dunno: Kinda makes you wonder how so many people can be SO stupid.

ClaudelSleptHere
06-02-2005, 08:50 AM
Maybe it is American league fans flooding the ballot box with lousy, undeserving players in an attempt to get the White Sox home field advantage in the World Series.

Viva Medias B's
06-02-2005, 08:56 AM
I changed my mind and just voted online. I voted straight White Sox and straight Cardinals. Granted, I did not cast every vote for the most deserving candidate.

I wonder if I should have cast a write in vote for Timo.

Champs2004
06-02-2005, 09:20 AM
To be honest, I vote on merit and numbers alone. Only about 4 of the A.L. East conglomerate deserve it (Varitek, Tejada, Roberts and Pay-Rod)

Ol' No. 2
06-02-2005, 10:48 AM
You know when fan voting really headed south? When they started internet voting. At least if it's limited to people who go to games you're more likely to get someone who knows something about the players on the ballot. Letting any dork with an internet connection vote is dumb.

StockdaleForVeep
06-02-2005, 03:33 PM
Reminds me of a few years ago in NHL hasek was gone for first half of the season, came back like 6 games before the all star game and he won and his GAA was like 6.00, i think he opted not to play but still

I went to Busch stadium last week and saw the all star ballots, i think joe crede isnt on it

Hangar18
06-03-2005, 04:01 PM
Tells you one thing for sure. That Cub fans are the dumbest fans ....ever.

LongLiveFisk
06-03-2005, 04:48 PM
This is why public voting should not happen. Too many idiots out there, that just vote for the most recognizable name. I guess I'm not really against the public voting, but it needs to be tweaked a little bit to put less emphasis on it.

I agree, and I still believe that some day (maybe not soon, but someday) the voting will be taken away from the fans. JMO.

Dick Allen
06-03-2005, 04:50 PM
:dunno: Kinda makes you wonder how so many people can be SO stupid.Just check out Wrigley Field on any game day.

Nellie_Fox
06-04-2005, 01:35 AM
This is like an interview I heard on KFAN with Vikings center Matt Birk. The sucking up interviewer said something to the effect of "Matt, you got selected to the Pro Bowl despite missing most of the season to injury. Doesn't that reflect on the respect people have for you?" Birk replied "no, it just shows what a joke the Pro Bowl is."

TDog
06-04-2005, 03:43 AM
While they're voting for players on the DL (out for the rest of the season or never playing this season), I think the they should be voting for retired players too.


In 1970 when the voting was returned to the fans, people were writing in Mickey Mantle. He wasn't on the ballot because he retired in 1968.

PaleHoseGeorge
06-04-2005, 08:29 AM
Nomore leading the vote at SS??? :rolling:

Now we know why those dolts inside the Urinal aren't paying attention to the game. They're busy filling out ASG ballots for Nomar.

:o:

santo=dorf
06-04-2005, 12:35 PM
Now we know why those dolts inside the Urinal aren't paying attention to the game. They're busy filling out ASG ballots for Nomar.

:o:
I'm guessing the main reason why Nomore is leading is due to Red Sox fans. They have Kevin Millar at #2! :angry:

buehrle4cy05
06-04-2005, 01:20 PM
I think the they should be voting for retired players too.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v655/shingotime10/my-eyes.jpg

NWSox
06-06-2005, 12:32 AM
It doesn't help that MLB is promoting mindless ballotting by running ads on every team's website promoting straight party voting. You would think MLB could use the internet to promote the players who are playing well this season.

ShoelessJoeS
06-06-2005, 09:44 PM
the all-star game is always laughable. for something as important as homefield advantage in the world series, voting should not be left up to the fans. let the managers and gms vote