Monday, May 24, 2010

2010 MLB All-Star Game AL voting update- #1

Today, the first voting results standings were released for the American League roster for the 2010 MLB All-Star Game in Anaheim, CA. The standings showed Ken Griffey Jr. in third place among designated hitters for the American League, 14 players are listed as DH on the AL ballot and others received write-in votes. This position in the standings for Griffey is not ideal, but impressive none the less! Due to his lack of productivity at the plate and having to have dealt with some media issues (the "Sleepgate" fiasco), one would have to be impressed with Junior's current standings in the ASG voting.

Griffey got some love in's video "Early AL All-Star voting results"! The Seattle Mariners are also excited that Junior is among top vote-getters at DH for the American League.

Keep up the voting, 25 times per email address online or paper ballots at MLB stadiums, and spread the word on the "Vote for Junior" campaign! Ken Griffey Jr. is among the greatest to ever play the game and deserves this one last all-star memory. Help make it happen by voting for Ken Griffey Jr. for American League DH in the 2010 MLB All-Star Game. Please feel free to read all previous and future post on this website, they will provide you with some insight on this campaign and how great Griffey really was and is!

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myjah said...

Oh my gosh, I love it. I'll turn my ballot in tomorrow.

1995 Was A Long Time Ago said...

I applaud this effort to make the whole country feel as depressed and old as I've felt watching Junior sluggishly flail away this year at Safeco.

Anonymous said...

I have been a baseball fan for more than 40 years and have seen many greats play the game. Ken Griffey Jr. is among the best, if not the best I have ever seen. If he would have stayed healthy we would be talking about his 800+ HR and nominating him as the greatest all-time. I watched Cal Ripken Jr. get voted into the 2001 (as a Orioles fan) and I think Ken Griffey Jr. is definitely more deserving for a spot on one last ASG team to celebrate his career. Only wish the game was at Safeco Field for him.

1995 Was A Long Time Ago said...

By the way, the Ripken comparison would make more sense if 2001 wasn't Ripken's 19th consecutive All-Star game appearance. Fans in 2001 didn't need to be reminded or pushed to vote for Cal; they did so every single year.

1995 Was A Long Time Ago said...

And just how do we know that this is his last year?

Charlie said...

to your first point: I agree that part of what was cool about Cal getting in was the consecutive ASGs, but I think that creates even more need to remind people how good he was. Besides that home run, the final ASG did little to add to Cal's legacy--if Griffey were elected, it would have a substantial impact on his legacy.

your second point: we DONT know it's his last year. But, there is a ton of evidence suggesting that it is and even if he still WANTS to play, we're not sure there's a team out there willing to sign him :(

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