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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.

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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.

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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.

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