Quinn: Why We Should All Vote The Phillies Into The All-Star Game

CBS Philly

By Vince Quinn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you’ve been paying attention to the MLB’s All-star voting you’ll notice that Royals fans are stuffing the ballot box. They have eight of the starting ten players in the AL lineup. We should be doing the same shameless voting for the Phillies.

The logic is simple really. As fans rarely do you have a chance to truly be heard. Sure, someone can refuse to go to games and buy jerseys, but the impact is minimal. Voting the entire team into the All-Star game is a rare chance to directly impact the organization.

Imagine being pushed into the middle of a dance circle. Being put unwillingly into the spotlight can be embarrassing. Imagine the embarrassment of the front office then when the worst team in baseball, their team, is placed at the center of national attention. The shame would be powerful and—ideally—force widespread change.

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