But that doesn’t mean I won’t watch the game. And that doesn’t mean I don’t want to see some deserving Blue Jays take part in the game.
Leading MLB in home runs, perhaps no Blue Jay is more deserving of a trip to the All-Star Game than Jose Bautista. Because he’s not a marquee name and because he plays in Toronto, getting voted into the game will be next to impossible for JoBau.
Ian (Blue Jay) Hunter, founder of the Bautista Appreciation Society, wants to change that. He’s launched a new site for the express purpose of getting Bautista voted into the All-Star Game.
A word on voting strategy: It doesn’t really matter what you do anywhere else on your ballot, but voting for anybody other than Bautista in the A.L. outfield will hinder his chances of making it. Let’s say you decide to vote for J.D. Drew and Alex Rios in addition to Bautista — because who’s going to vote for those doofuses? — and then Rios ends up finishing one vote ahead of Bautista, you’re going to feel like a dick.