As you know, I am very critical of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. It’s the voting and the fact that the game affects the playoffs that really irritates me. But it’s not all that bad.
There are a lot of good things about the All-Star Game and I hope that the fans allow for one more great moment to happen with the Final Vote.
In the National League, it appears to be a two-man race between veteran Chipper Jones and rookie Bryce Harper. Both have great appeal to the national audience and either would be great selections. But the vote should go to Jones.
Jones has announced that this would be his final season in the big leagues and with a tremendous Hall of Fame career, it would appropriate for the fans to vote him in and give him a farewell. For this one selection, I don’t care if this game “counts”.
I’ve always loved how Jones has played throughout his career and he is one of the reasons why I fell in love with baseball. He deserves this.
To vote for Jones, visit MLB.com and you can vote multiple times. Deadline is Thursday at 1PM PT.