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You can vote for Joey Rickard for the All-Star Game

All-Star Game ballots have been released. Joey Rickard is on them. You know what you have to do, Orioles fans.

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There's something inherently ridiculous about voting for the All-Star Game opening up after about 10% of the baseball season has been completed. It's simply not possible to know who is the best yet, but that doesn't matter when there's branded sponsorship content to crank out.

MLB has unveiled the All-Star ballots for the 2016 edition of the game, which will be held in San Diego this time around. Oriole Park at Camden Yards was considered a possible choice for this and some forthcoming All-Star Games except the Orioles are probably getting punished for fighting the MASN case in court. So it goes.

Anyway, as for the All-Star ballot. Every self-respecting Internet cool person is too hip to engage in these kinds of shenanigans. I know that because I'm one of them. Especially now that there are no more in-stadium ballots, I don't even like to get involved in voting, lest I lend legitimacy to a ridiculous process.

But I'm asking you, Orioles fans, to make an exception in this case because tucked into the outfield portion of the ballot is this fresh face:

Now you know what you have to do. Go here in order to do it. Vote for the rest of the Orioles while you're at it, of course, or at least as many as you can talk yourself into believing are All-Star-worthy players when you're wearing your orange-colored glasses.

The rules at the bottom claim that you can vote a total of 35 times, with a maximum of five votes per 24 hour period. If you hadn't stopped to read this paragraph you could have already voted once.