All-Star voting began yesterday in Major League Baseball. I want all Dodger fans to vote for our Dodgers as often as possible. I have filled out many ballots, and will continue to do so until voting ends. You can vote on-line, or at your local ballpark.
The All-Star Game is baseball?s way of giving back to the fans. We have the opportunity to bring the game to the fans by letting them vote for their favorite players. Voting is a great way of involving them in the game.
I commend Bud Selig for giving home-field advantage to the winner of the Midsummer Classic. The All-Star Game should be the greatest display of baseball; bringing the best players in the world together to compete at the game?s highest level should give baseball fans everywhere a thrill.
I managed in four, and finished with a 3-1 record. And I?ll tell you, we wanted to win. We wanted to beat the American League and show everyone who played the best baseball. As manager, I always kept a few players on the bench in case we ran into extra innings. I would get criticized about that, but I came to win, and was not about to get caught in a game without enough players. When I managed my first All-Star Game in 1978, the National League had won six in a row, and I was not about to let that streak be snapped. We went on to win 11 straight, finally losing in 1983.
We have an outstanding Dodger team with many players with the potential to represent the National League in Detroit. Let?s show them how much we support them by voting. Encourage your friends and family to vote too. When you go to a game, take extra ballots home and fill them in so you can see your favorite players wearing that special All-Star uniform.
This is LA baseball.