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All-Star balloting begins (and you can still vote for Ben Revere)

Posted by: Howard Sinker Updated: April 20, 2012 - 3:33 PM

MLB's team websites are touting the start of All-Star balloting today and twinsbaseball.com has a cheerful feature touting the candidacy of Josh Willingham, one of nine Twins on the ballot.

One of the nine is Ben Revere, who had two singles in four games before being sent down to Class AAA Rochester last weekend when the Twins picked up Clete Thomas on waivers.

We're not intending to be snarky here, but putting guys like Revere and Chris Parmelee on the ballot is as much an invitation to not take voting seriously as the rule allowing voters "to cast up to 25 ballots per email address."

And, of course, it's silly to start voting only a dozen games into the season.

So consider this Upload's defense for ignoring the fans' balloting. In this case, we're going to try not saying anything because we can't say anything nice -- until we change our mind.

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Chicago Cubs - WP: B. Parker 6 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover 4
Philadelphia - WP: D. Buchanan 9 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza 1
Oakland - WP: S. Kazmir 6 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson 1
Chicago WSox - LP: R. Belisario 3 FINAL
Boston - WP: A. Miller 4
Washington - LP: G. Gonzalez 3 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: W. Chen 4
NY Yankees - LP: M. Thornton 3 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Carrasco 9
Atlanta - WP: A. Harang 3 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: B. Colon 1
Pittsburgh - WP: E. Volquez 9 FINAL
St. Louis - LP: S. Miller 1
LA Angels - WP: H. Santiago 15 FINAL
Texas - LP: C. Lewis 6
Detroit - WP: D. Smyly 16 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: J. Guthrie 4
San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne 1 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw 2
Minnesota - WP: Y. Pino 4 FINAL
Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen 2
Winnipeg 7/11/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Ottawa 7/11/14 9:00 PM
Edmonton
Calgary 7/12/14 5:30 PM
Toronto
Brt Columbia 7/12/14 8:30 PM
Saskatchewan
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Winnipeg
Toronto 7/18/14 6:00 PM
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Hamilton 7/18/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Montreal 7/19/14 6:00 PM
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Indiana 72
Minnesota 91 FINAL
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