MLB All-Star Game Voting Has Begun

Just 3 weeks into the regular season, polls are officially open for Major League Baseball’s All-Star game voting. You can vote early and often by clicking here to go directly to the ballot.

The 2016 All-Star Game takes place July 12th, at Petco Park in San Diego, CA, with some of the best craft beer selection you could ask for. Voting ends June 30th at 11:59 PM ET. Fans can vote up to 5 times in any 24-hour period.

This is what my first ballot looks like, considering the small sample size of work everyone has done so far.

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As of Sunday, April 24th at 1:00 PM CT…

  • Cubs OF Dexter Fowler leads the league in Wins Above Replacement (1.8 WAR) and is tied for the most doubles hit (9).
  • White Sox OF Adam Eaton leads the league in Defensive WAR (0.8) and runs saved (7) while batting .309.
  • Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy leads the league in Batting Average (.411) *with the required number of at-bats*
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper and Rockies SS Trevor Story lead the league in Home Runs (8), while Harper leads all in Runs Batted In (22).
  • Astros 2B Jose Altuve leads the league in Stolen Bases (7).
  • Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo and Orioles 1B Chris Davis lead those in their respective leagues at their position in Home Runs (6).
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado leads the league in Hits (27), Total Bases (53 and, On-Base Plus Slugging (1.225 OPS), while batting .397.

You can make your votes and see the stats lined up from each player from the MLB website here.

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Hall of Fame Poll: Pete Rose or Barry Bonds?

All-Star Games are weird, aren’t they?

One minute you’re in disbelief that an exhibition decides home field advantage for the World Series, and the next you’re awestruck by the greatest pitcher of all-time throwing a perfect first pitch to the greatest catcher of all-time…

Sandy Koufax can really sling it at 79, can’t he?

Mike Trout led the game off with a home run for the American League and became the first player to win back-to-back All-Star MVPs as they went on to win 6-3 over the National League…There were two other greats who got some attention before the game, and neither seems to be getting into the Hall of Fame anytime soon.

Pete Rose was not only handling pre and postgame duties on-air for Fox Sports, but he was also named as one of the Reds‘ Franchise Four winners. Rose walked onto the field to a standing ovation, which felt odd considering he was banned from baseball.

Earlier in the day, Barry Bonds was taking selfies before All-Star festivities with his Godfather, Willie Mays…who was sleeping.

(Just a little creepy there, Barry)

One is the all-time hits leader. The other is the all-time home runs leader. Both are polarizing figures to the game, but who belongs in the Hall of Fame first?

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