MLB has released it’s totals for the first round of fan voting on All Stars. I don’t know why it should bother me that the Milwaukee Brewers aren’t getting any votes, because:
- Their best hitter, Jesus Aguilar, isn’t on the ballot.
- The stats don’t jump out for anybody else.
- The Brewers’ fan base is smaller than most. Passionate, but small.
- We don’t get to vote for bullpen pitchers.
Three @Braves, including NL leading vote-getter @FreddieFreeman5, are among the current NL leaders in the first @CampingWorld MLB All-Star Ballot update. Visit https://t.co/Jd6REEkFYI to vote. #MLBVote pic.twitter.com/kam5L9iFHa— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) June 11, 2018
Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain make the list in the outfield, but aren’t challenging for starting spots. Nobody else is listed.
I’ve done my part in writing in Aguilar, and voting for Travis Shaw. I’ve also been voting for Christian Yelich and occasionally Lorenzo Cain, but it’s easy to see why none of them are really getting notice. I’ve even voted a few times for Jonathan Villar, because what the heck. Their stats don’t jump off the page, for the most part, and fans generally vote for their own teams and the superstars.
Of course, All Star managers get to select reserves and pitchers, so the Crew will probably get at least a couple on the squad...unless they collapse. Then they’ll get one - Josh Hader. Unless he starts getting hit.
Well. Winning games is more important than All Star representation, especially the next three. And the next three after that. And so on, and so on.
But if you have some free time, write in Jesus Aguilar five times a day for seven days, and then use another account to repeat.