07/06/2011 4:41 PM ET
Will a final-day run deny #paulstar and Victorino wire-to-wire victories in the 2011 All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by Sprint?
Player support coming from all corners as online voting at MLB.com enters final 24 hours
NEW YORK, July 6, 2011 - With time winding down, the challengers vying for each League's final All-Star roster spot are looking to their fans for every online vote in the final 24 hours of the 2011 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint (#FinalVote). Will this support be enough to rally them past current leaders Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox and Shane Victorino of the Philadelphia Phillies and prevent a pair of wire-to-wire victories? With millions of votes still to come before Thursday's 4 p.m. (EDT) deadline, no margin may be safe.
During the voting, campaign endorsements have come via Twitter from some of the players' most famous fans, including Senator John McCain endorsing a Kennedy, pitcher Ian Kennedy of the Midsummer Classic host D-backs; Shaquille O'Neal boosting support for Victorino; John Wall backing fellow DC star Mike Morse; and American Idol winner David Cook and actress Alyssa Milano rallying for Alex Gordon and Andre Ethier, respectively.
Below are the updated standings with 24 hours left to vote online at MLB.com:
- Paul Konerko (CWS) - #PaulStar
- Victor Martinez (DET) - #VictorVictorino
- Alex Gordon (KC) - #VoteAlex
- Adam Jones (BAL) - #VoteAdam
- Ben Zobrist (TB) - #helpZogo
- Shane Victorino (PHI) - #VictorVictorino
- Andre Ethier - #VoteAndre
- Todd Helton (COL) - #VoteHelton
- Mike Morse (WAS) - #VoteMorse
- Ian Kennedy (ARI) - #VoteIanIn
U.S. residents can send "VOTE" to 89269 to receive the 2011 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint ballot. In Canada, fans should text "VOTE" to 65246. Msg&Data rates may apply.
FINAL VOTE CAMPAIGN MANAGER
Fans can campaign for their favorite player on the Final Vote ballot through MLB.com's Final Vote Campaign Manager program, tallying points by getting their friends, family and co-workers to vote through social networking, and competing to be recognized as an "official" Final Vote Campaign Manager for any player they helped support.
>FINAL VOTE MLB.TV FREE TRIAL OFFER
MLB.com is giving eligible voters a 10-day free trial of MLB.TV from July 9-19, 2011. Fans will receive an e-mail notifying them of the instructions for redeeming this All-Star Final Vote offer.
FINAL VOTE JIBJAB STARRING YOU VIDEO
MLB.com and Jib Jab debuted a Starring You® campaign featuring each League's five Final Vote candidates in a humorous, animated video of the traditional seventh-inning stretch song, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Fans can watch the candidates' Starring You® videos and then cast their online votes for the 2011 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint here.
The 82nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD and Le Reseau des Sports, and around the world by Major League Baseball International, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8:00 p.m. (EDT)/5:00 p.m. (local). For more information, please visit allstargame.com or dbacks.com/asg.