Vote and Blog
The race is on. You get 25 votes in the 2006 Monster.com All-Star Game Online Ballot, and who is going to be the first to blog about their first vote? Miggy (above) wants you, and so does Jeter and all the rest. What position is toughest this year? AL catcher is the vote here. My story has some breakdown of the choices by position. This is one of the best times of year, and MLBlogs makes it more interesting because you can share your reasoning for your picks online and out at the ballpark! Let the debates rage between now and the Monster.com All-Star Final Vote, and we’ll give you regular voting updates at MLB.com along the way.
Mostly to show you a tip on how to best display your choices, I cast my own first of 25 online votes (and I’ll punch ’em at the park, too). My votes always flow along with the subsequent two months, so some of these are hot early and some are just personal favorites.
‘Stros Bro has the right idea. Take a look at his First Vote. You can do that 25 times with your MLBlog, and then as announcement time approaches, you will be able to look back through your posts and have a chronicle of every time you voted. Some enterprising MLBloggers probably will even record the ballpark ballots they punched.
Please leave a comment here if you’ve done the same thing ‘Stros Bro just did. The big picture on the homepage at MLBlogs.com is now pointing to his post. Will be happy to point it to your First Vote as well for the whole MLBlogosphere to see. After you submit your online ballot, just do an Alt-PrtSc if you have a PC and then in Photoshop crop out the above part of your voting results page. Easiest way to show it.
Vote wisely, NL fans. This is the 10th anniversary of the last time the senior circuit won the event. It’s been payback for that run the NL had all those years with Garvey, Carter, Rose & Co. And that means the AL has had home-field advantage in the last three World Series, with the last two years proving valuable during sweeps by the Red Sox and then White Sox. It definitely matters.
Currently listening to: Hammerin’ Hank’s 715th