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MLB All-Star Voting: Will Troy Tulowitzki Hold Off Jose Reyes?

Fan voting for the 2011 MLB All-Star Game comes to an end tonight at 9:59 p.m. MT. Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki currently holds a lead of little more than 200,000 votes at the last announced results. But according to an update from MLB.com, the New York Mets' Jose Reyes continues to gain in online voting, especially over the last three days. Reyes does lead the national league with a .349 average and 15 triples, while Tulowitzki did have a bit of a slump in July.

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But that would make it appear that MLB fan voting is based on who's actually having the best season. It isn't. Why else allow one individual to vote up to 25 times. That's just ballot-stuffing for a popularity contest. Just take a look at who is fourth among National League third basemen: David Wright of the Mets. He's been injured and has been terrible all season--yet, he has nearly 1.5 million votes. Oh, well, this is just the same argument made year-in and year-out.

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Vote 25 times today if you want to. We do want to see Carlos Gonzalez finish higher than 10th overall among NL outfielders.

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