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Monday, July 03, 2006

Vote for Chris Young!

How often does an Ivy Leaguer get a chance to play in MLB's All-Star Game? Not that often, that's for sure, and when you play word association games regarding Major League Baseball, the only time Ivy Leaguers' names usually come up is when you're talking about owners (Larry Lucchino) and front office types (Theo Epstein and Mark Shapiro), but not players (yes, Eddie Collins and Lou Gehrig did go to Columbia, but that was a long time ago). Only the true savant knows the stats of Texas's Mark DeRosa (a former Penn QB and shortstop) and Houston's Brad Ausmus (a Dartmouth alum).

And then there is Chris Young. The former Pirate and Expo farmhand and once-upon-a-time Texas Ranger is having a great year for the San Diego Padres, and he's been nominated for the All-Star game in the five-player vote off that happens each time this year. So, for you Met fans out there, be happy that you have 6 All-Stars and refrain from voting for Billy Wagner, and for you Phillies' fans hold the phone for Bobby Abreu (whom many of you don't care for anyway) and take solace in the fact that you have 3 All-Stars. Make this a vote on merit (and, for those Ivy alums, sentiment too) and VOTE FOR CHRIS YOUNG! And, yes, Dodger and Mia Hamm fans, let Nomar have a full, uninjured year before you sound the trumpets for him. Brewer fans, Chris Capuano is a good hurler, yes, but he's not having the year that Chris Young is.

VOTE FOR CHRIS YOUNG!

You can vote for Chris Young via text message or Internet.-You can vote from right now until 6:00 pm ET on Thursday.

There is no limit on how many times you can vote. Why vote just once when you can vote all afternoon at work?

Click on this link, click on the box for the Monster All-Star Vote (it's front and center on the page I've linked to) and send Chris Young to Pittsburgh for the All-Star Game!

(Thanks to Jon Solomon of the Princeton Basketball News for the heads up!)

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And while you're at it, why not check A.J.'s box on the AL side?

5:43 PM  

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