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Postby jh2031 » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:11 pm

Chicago RedSox wrote:I voted 213 times for Taylor Hicks and he won. I think my votes put him over the top. J/K.

I'm glad to see the home town making the push to get their big dog into the all star game. I'm sure he'll get the loudest cheers when they introduce him at the game.


I'm going to boo Bay beacuse of his current slump. :-b :-D
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Postby Iconoclastic » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:17 pm

With the crowd behind him, maybe he can muster 1 homerun this year at the HR derby.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:55 pm

Sorry for the bump-up...I was on vacation this weekend. :-D

Yep, I voted about 330 times for Bay, Jack, Jose, and Freddy. Even though our team sucks, we have some hard-core fans. We should do this every year! ;-D
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Postby Berge20 » Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:06 pm

And people wonder how the system is broken.....
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Postby jh2031 » Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:33 pm

Berge20 wrote:And people wonder how the system is broken.....


So, Bay and Freddy didn't deserve to get in??? :-? :-? :-?
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:37 pm

jh2031 wrote:
Berge20 wrote:And people wonder how the system is broken.....


So, Bay and Freddy didn't deserve to get in??? :-? :-? :-?

Freddy has nothing to do with the system...he wasn't voted in. The point is if enough people get together they could seriously ruin the ASG. Bay deserved to get in but the MLB needs to change the system if the game determines home field advantage.
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Postby Berge20 » Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:00 pm

jh2031 wrote:
Berge20 wrote:And people wonder how the system is broken.....


So, Bay and Freddy didn't deserve to get in??? :-? :-? :-?


My comment has nothing to do with Bay or Freddy and their deservingness of an all-star spot. It is simply a general observation that any fan can vote hundreds of times and this exacerbates what I view as a problem about how we select the players. Obviously, others may disagree.
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Postby mak1277 » Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:04 pm

I'd like to blame the internet, but I don't think the starters we get these days are any worse than the ones we got when you had to vote at the ballpark. In fact, I think the internet and ESPN actually help people make more well-informed decisions. You can't say that Bay got elected only because of Pittsburgh voters. I mean, he got the 2nd most votes in the whole NL, right? There's some level of national support there beyond just Pittsburgh voters.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:41 pm

Truthfully...I don't know why they still let people vote on the net. A few years ago some dude voted for Nomar like 90,000 times in one night. They caught him, but if they really wanted to, they should have been able to see that people were voting multiple times from the same place. It's pretty dang easy to make a new email...and heck, I used two emails and voted all those times.

Who has the All-Star Game next year? I'll bet their hometown fans do the same thing...it may not be so much the homers being enthused to vote...it's the people from the other cities not doing what it takes to get their own guys in. :-?
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:08 pm

Mercer Boy wrote:Truthfully...I don't know why they still let people vote on the net. A few years ago some dude voted for Nomar like 90,000 times in one night. They caught him, but if they really wanted to, they should have been able to see that people were voting multiple times from the same place. It's pretty dang easy to make a new email...and heck, I used two emails and voted all those times.

Who has the All-Star Game next year? I'll bet their hometown fans do the same thing...it may not be so much the homers being enthused to vote...it's the people from the other cities not doing what it takes to get their own guys in. :-?

It's in San Francisco next year, which will also make Oakland basically a host city.
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