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How To Vote For An All-Star?

As mentioned on Monday, Major League All-Star voting is now well underway. It seems entirely too early, but depending on how you vote, starting early may not matter.


Soon we'll start having results that will indicate who's going to start in Arizona. There will be a lot of players leading because of good first halves in 2011. There will be a lot of players leading based on name value. There will be a lot of players leading because they are the best players in baseball, even if they haven't been the best so far this season. And there will be a lot of Red Sox and Yankees leading because there are a lot of people who vote for players on their teams, and a lot more of those people are Boston and New York fans than they are anything else.


Thing is, not one of these methods of voting is wrong because no one has yet given down an order declaring a right or wrong way to vote. That either makes the All-Star Game awesome or awful (it probably shouldn't "count" if that's how it's going to be, though), I'm not sure which. What I do want to know is how you vote.


Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.