All-Star voting is underway – jump for joy

In case you’ve missed it, fans are now able to vote for the All-Star Game here and the Dodgers certainly have some worthy vote recipients. I believe the first batch of results will be coming back soon and I’d imagine that Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp will be among the top outfield vote getters, but it’s up to you guys to vote for your favorite Dodgers over the next few weeks.

As a kid, my brother and I would wander around the Dodger Stadium and get as  many ballots as we could from the ushers and fill them all out for every Dodger. I’m pretty sure that somewhere at my parents’ house, I have an All-Star ballot from every year of the 80s and 90s and somewhere in my own home, I’ve got all of them since I started working at the Dodgers inthe mid 90s.

But now that the All-Star teams are primarly decided by the online vote, we can’t rely wholly on our fans in-stadium to stuff the ballot boxes! Remember, you can vote up to 25 times so show your support for your team.

Anyone have some fun stories of All-Star balloting over the years? Share them here and we hope you’ll take part in a longtime tradition throughout baseball.

89 comments

  1. GM Ned Colletti

    I vote for boss, remember he’s the true star here. After all, as he once said, McCourt is the brand, the Dodgers follow.

  2. scottinarcadia

    Josh, you are absolutely right about not relying on in-stadium voting, since no one is going to games right?

    Can I write in a vote for Peter O’Malley?

  3. messagebear

    Fortunately MLB won’t allow any ballot stuffing when it comes to the owners voting Frank OUT. 29 to 1 should be rather decisive.
    *
    Break the bastard!
    Keep those EMPTY SEATS at DS.

  4. dodgereric

    My funnest phony All-Star ballot memory is asking an usher for a ballot. He handed me about 40 of them. Ron Cey’s chad was already punched out of all of them.
    .
    Personally, I can’t stand the All-Star Game as it is now, especially since the winner gets home field advantage in the Series. This ballot box stuffing stinks as much as the owner’s box in Dodger Stadium.
    .
    SELL THE TEAM!

  5. enchantedTheBeav

    Whatever happened to getting to the all-star game on merit?
    .
    If you want Matt and Dre to get in, why don’t you just contact the DNC and ask how they did it.
    .
    I’m disgusted.

  6. scottinarcadia

    How about voting for Uribe, Guerrier and Lilly? 3-Year multimillion dollar contracts from Ned must mean those guys are All-Stars, right?

  7. selltheteam

    How about Manny, Pierre, Andruw, and Schmidt? We’re still paying them 7.7 mil, 3.5 mil, 3.4 mil, and 1.5 mil

  8. selltheteam

    lineup
    .
    Gwynn lf
    Miles 2b
    Ethier rf
    Kemp cf
    Uribe 3b
    Loney 1b
    Navarro c
    Carroll ss
    Garland p

  9. dodgereric

    “Whatever happened to getting to the all-star game on merit?”
    By enchantedTheBeav on May 12, 2011 12:35 pm
    .
    Earning things on merit has gone the same way as taking responsibility for your actions. Out the window, not in fashion. Sad, ain’t it?

  10. Frank McCourt

    Is getting your money through litigation the same as earning it on merit?
    .
    Is saying you’re sorry but not being specific the same as taking responsibility?
    .
    I say it is. 🙂

    • enchantedTheBeav

      Frank – it would be better if you had Tammy Faye I mean Jamie by your side crying crocodile tears and running her mascara down her face. Its just not the same when its Soboroff.

  11. selltheteam

    Why is Jamey Carroll hitting in the 8-hole with a .308 batting average? Don’t say its the right-handed pitcher, because Jamey is hitting .330 against righties.

    • nedsajerk

      Where is Weaver when you need him? I hope this isn’t a long rain delay because I have a bad feeling Cormier is going to be around again which would suck.

  12. nedsajerk

    Wow Royals prospect Hosmer already have 2 HR’s since his called up and is now Sands turn to get his 1st but he’s ranked 2nd in doubles by a rookie.

  13. nedsajerk

    I still can’t believe the Rays signed Manny and look at the turnaround. The Rays are 21-7 overall following a 1-8 start.

  14. sparkleplenty_1

    According to The Weather Channel, this is going to be one very long rain delay. There’s a bunch of rain cells in the immediate Pittsburgh area.

  15. Nellyjune

    The problem with this rain delay that even with a normal game, they were expected to arrive in LA at 2am (pst) only to have to play tomorrow night at DS. Who in the hell makes up the schedule? Why didn’t they play a day game? Idiots!!!

  16. nedsajerk

    Longest Streak, Times On Base, By A Dodger 1919-2011

    Player

    Year(s)

    Games

    Duke Snider

    1954

    58

    Shawn Green

    2000

    53

    Ron Cey

    1975-76

    47

    Len Koenecke

    1934

    44

    Zack Wheat

    1919-20

    44

    Augie Galan

    1945

    43

    Eric Karros

    1994-95

    41

    Babe Herman

    1926

    40

    Steve Sax

    1986-87

    39

    Billy Grabarkewitz

    1970

    39

    Duke Snider

    1953

    39

    Jim Gilliam

    1953

    39

    Jeff Kent

    2007

    38

    Jackie Robinson

    1950

    38

    Rube Bressler

    1928

    37

    Andre Ethier

    2011

    35

    Mark Grudzielanek

    2001

    35

    Gil Hodges

    1957

    35

  17. swood

    I could make a strong argument that loney has been the worst hitter in baseball so far this season

  18. messagebear

    I don’t know why Schieffer seems so perplexed by the Dodgers’ financial complexity. Frank is the ultimate shill artist. It used to be that the carnival shills practiced the pea and shell game and had you guess which one had the pea, but they only used three shells – Frank has brought up the shill standards to no less than 26 separate entities involved with the Dodgers. However, his sleight of hand is so superior that there isn’t a pea (nor dollars) among any of them. This has just been a subterfuge to create the maximum borrowing opportunities, all excercised to the limit, until there’s nothing left to pay the bills. All of you lenders have been HAD.

    • selltheteam

      Bear – Lest we forget the IRS. How can Frank McCourt be pulling out over $100 million from the Dodgers organization into his own accounts without that counting as income that accrues to Frank McCourt? The IRS should be doing some serious audits to determine why the McCourts have not paid any income taxes in years.

  19. Norm Pangracs

    I wish no Dodger would make it to the all star game this year. Have you noticed that any Dodger playing in the game over recent years comes back to play far under-achieving ball during the second half of the season? The latest being JB.

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