Don't Underestimate St. Louis

DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, July 3, 2012

There has been a lot of talk about Chipper Jones vs Bryce Harper for winning the MLB Final Vote spot on the All-Star team.  In all that commotion one thing has been forgotten; that St. Louis fans are obsessed with baseball, and will actually vote for their player, David Freese.  And I am the main culprit of forgetting this.

Halfway into the voting and Chipper Jones leads with David Freese right behind him and Bryce Harper looking in from 3rd place for the NL team.

DC fans are talking about voting for Bryce Harper.  It is all over the radio and TV in the area.  But are people actually voting.  And I don't mean voting 1 time...I mean voting the maximum amount of times.  I mean ballot-stuffing Yao Ming style.  I don't think so.

I know a lot of you are out there button mashing.  You are erasing history deleting your hard drive, or whatever crazy computer stuff you need to do to throw in some illegal votes.  However, notice I said a lot of you, not ALL of you.  In St. Louis, EVERYONE is doing this and EVERYONE in the whole city is voting.

St. Louis as a baseball town makes DC look like a women's soccer town.  That city is one of the craziest baseball cities out there, where people in the neighborhood go out in the cul-de-sac, pop open a few Busch Lights, and listen to the Cards on the radio EVERY NIGHT.

I'm not calling on you to 'waste your time' voting for a "meaningless" game.  St. Louis has a longer baseball tradition that starts way before 2005.  I just want Nationals fans to be prepared in the case that a St. Louis Cardinal wins the Final Vote.  Its going to be almost impossible for DC to top St. Louis...but Harper will get some National help.

Note:  Matt Kemp is already out and Joey Votto may also miss the game, which could open up 2 slots...

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