As we all know and have witnessed across the past several years, fan voting is an absolute joke for the All-Star Game. We've seen the examples. Mark Teixeira ALMOST getting the starting job in 2009 with a .232 AVG near the break. Russell Martin and Derek Jeter leading the voting at their respective positions right now, and Jorge Posada third in DH voting when he wouldn't even be in the top ten in AAA. Yet, because they're Yankees, they get consideration. But what if one of the worst players in all of baseball to NOT be a Yankee were to suddenly get mass amounts of votes?
What I'm about to suggest may be sacrilege to some and a crime to others. It's a radical idea, but to prove to Major League Baseball that fan opinion is an absolute joke, we must do it. There is just about a week left of fan voting, and that's enough time to band together for this task.
We must vote Jeff Mathis into the All-Star Game.
It pains me to even say that, but it must be done to prove a point. We banded together to give Game 6 of the 2002 World Series the overwhelming majority of online votes for MLB Network's 20 Greatest Games series (even if it didn't appear in the 20 that got named). We can certainly turn the 2011 All-Star Game into...a premium affair.
Create multiple emails to submit max votes, do whatever is necessary. But to prove once and for all that Yankees and Red Sox fans are not the only groups capable of block voting for invalids at their positions, we need to unite and do this horrendous task.
Will it work? Maybe, maybe not, since there are just about six days left of fan voting, and it's limited to online voting. But let's GET THIS DONE! If we can even get him into the top five catchers by the end of voting, we'll have achieved our mission. Sure, it'll give Lyle Spencer wet dreams for an entire year about how Mathis was almost an All-Star. But it's worth the sacrifice. If we can prove to Bud Selig and the rest of the league cronies that fan opinion is damn near incompetent, then we've accomplished the mission at hand.
So let's do this, folks. Get serious. Get crazy. And GET PREMIUM.