Monday, June 8, 2009

Brewers Slipping in All-Star Voting

The rest of the league and their fans have taken notice that the Brewers were making an All-Star push in the fan voting, and have collectively seemed to say that there is no way in hell that is happening. For the second straight week, the results aren't as good for Milwaukee as they were the week before.

The team whose fan base is making a charge at these Milwaukee Brewers is the Philadelphia Phillies, who as of now would have three starters in the All-Star game, including Raul Ibanez. Ibanez is also the current leader in the outfield, overtaking Ryan Braun and knocking him into second place (that's his signature on the above ball, by the way). Braun would still be a starter, and still seems like a lock to be one as the third place race is between Carlos Beltran and Alfonso Soriano.

Elsewhere, Prince Fielder is in 3rd at first base, Rickie Weeks is still somehow 3rd at second base, Hall deservedly fell to 5th place at the hot corner, Hardy remains in 3rd in the shortstop voting, and Jason Kendall is 4th among catchers. In the outfield, Mike Cameron and Corey Hart have fallen to 7th and 11th place, respectively.

A few weeks ago I called out Miller Park fans for over-voting the Brewers in the game, but we need to make sure Ryan Braun is a starter. Prince Fielder should be in this game as well, so keep voting for him. Weeks was playing at an All-Star level, but he's done for the season. I will not condone the voting of Jason Kendall, Bill Hall, or even Corey Hart, but we should all be voting for Mike Cameron.

Ah, what the hell, just vote all Brewers. Let's crash this party.


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