Now is the time for all good Orioles fans to come to the aid of their favorite baseball team. The voting has begun for the 2017 All-Star Game rosters, and you know that every other team’s dedicated fans will be trying to put their undeserving players into the game ahead of Birdland’s greatest heroes, so really, there’s only one thing to be done. Go vote!
Voting will take place between now and June 29. That’s a lot of time to be voting, and of course, there’s not been in-stadium voting for several seasons, so it’s really just all about getting your eyeballs on the All-Star voting sponsor a whole bunch.
Sham and popularity contest though it may be, it’s a sham where it’s cool when there’s more Orioles players in the game, so why not help the O’s get in there? You can vote up to five times per 24 hours and 35 times per e-mail address in total.
This year’s edition of the All-Star Game will take place on July 11 in Miami due to MLB’s ongoing campaign of retribution against the Orioles for pursuing a lawsuit to protest the rigged decision of MLB’s revenue-sharing panel regarding MASN rights fees.
The Orioles on the ballot, who shall be chosen by all distinguished people of class and refinement:
- Catcher: Welington Castillo
- First base: Chris Davis
- Second base: Jonathan Schoop
- Third base: Manny Machado
- Shortstop: J.J. Hardy
- Outfield: Adam Jones
- Outfield: Seth Smith
- Outfield: Mark Trumbo
- Designated hitter: Trey Mancini
Sorry to all of the Hyun Soo Kim fans of Birdland, but he is not on the ballot. Neither are Craig Gentry or Joey Rickard. There’s always write-in votes, though I must counsel you not to waste your votes on write-ins that have no chance of winning.
If you’re out there thinking that neither Hardy nor Trumbo exactly deserve All-Star votes after their April performance, you’re not wrong. Still, as a wise person once said, deserve got nothin’ to do with it. This is nothing short of a moral imperative.