Vote For Scott
Not me, Podsednik …
Scott Podsednik is one of five American League players eligible to be named as the 32nd player to the All-Star Team via on-line balloting. Since you had to be pretty computer savvy to even find this blog, you are our demographic.
If so inclined, please go to whitesox.com, mlb.com or espn.com and vote for Scott. His competition is Torii Hunter of the Twins, Carl Crawford of the Rays, Derek Jeter of the Yankees (yikes) and Hideki Matsui of the Yankees (double yikes).
Maybe the two Yankees players will split the vote, so I think we have a chance here if we can just out-vote the nation of Japan.
On the flight back from Oakland last night, our players were talking about getting behind this effort to try and help Scott make the team. One thought was t-shirts saying "Vote for Scott," a la Napoleon Dynamite, but voting closes at 7 pm Wednesday and it’s tough to find a t-shirt manufacturer on July 4. If anyone out there knows someone, call me. Our team would be happy to wear them.
We are going to try and hook up a laptop in the dugout so that the entire team can vote for him before taking the field for batting practice.
Anyway, do whatever you can, wherever you can. This being Chicago, vote over and over again …