NEW YORK — Over the past 24 hours, as fans continue to cast their votes for the final roster spot on the American and National League All-Star Teams, the Monster 2008 All-Star Game Final Vote program exclusively on MLB.com surpassed a pair of significant milestones.
The number of votes cast in the first three days of voting has reached 33 million, easily surpassing the previous mark of 23.1 million recorded last year with a full day of voting left. Additionally, the Monster All-Star Game Final Vote program has now totaled more than 100 million votes cast since its inception in 2002.
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria continues to hold off the charges of his closest two competitors in the American League, Jermaine Dye of the Chicago White Sox and Jason Giambi of the New York Yankees, as each has totaled more than 3.75 million votes. Brian Roberts of the Baltimore Orioles and Jose Guillen of the Kansas City Royals round out the current standings in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
What? Third? Do you realize how boring the All-Star Game will be without The Big G? Do you really want to read predictable quotes from Jeter and A-Rod for three days? Is the Billy Wagner story somehow compelling?
We need the ‘Stache in the game, if only to protect the people of Las Vegas from him being on the loose for four days. Save a showgirl, vote for The Big G.
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