2010 All-Star Voting Already?

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 4/22/2010 02:49:00 AM | , , | 0 comments »

The 2010 MLB All-Star Game voting opened at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21.  This year's game will be held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California on July 13, 2010.

Is it me or is 15 games into the season too early to start voting for All-Stars? 

At least, unlike last year, the 2010 Nationals All-Star Ballot actually consists of the Nats starting lineup. 

Fans can cast their votes up to 25 times at MLB.com until July 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET to make Nationals like Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Dunn and Nyjer Morgan All-Star starters.

Teams like the Yankees, Red Sox and Cubs always rack up fan votes right out of the box. However, there are some teams that appear to be trying to "bribe" or reward fans to vote. Last year, the Orioles ran a "Vote Orange Save Green" campaign offering a free ticket to a non-prime home game after the break if you select the Orioles as as your "favorite" or "other favorite" Club the maximum 25 times or $5 off one (1) regularly priced ticket if you simply do it once.

I, personally, thought, "Why aren't the Nationals offering anything?" and good news....They have decided to reward fans for voting for Nationals.  Check out the details below.  Good luck!

Now is your chance to vote for your favorite Nationals for the 2010 MLB All-Star Game on nationals.com. If you select the Nationals as your "favorite" or "other favorite" Club 25 times between April 21 and July 1, you'll receive an exclusive Buy 1 - Get 1 FREE ticket offer good for your choice of one Nationals non-prime home game after the All-Star break, excluding Sunday games during the month of August, regularly priced up to $39. This includes games against the Phillies, Cubs and Cardinals.

As an added bonus, you will also be entered for the chance to win an Official Washington Nationals Jackie Robinson Day 2009 Adam Dunn game-worn jersey featuring the #42 on the back!  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. See Official Rules for details.

If you are interested in attending the 2010 All-Star events, you can find more information here.  Hall of Famer Rod Carew was named as the All-Star FanFest Spokesman.  Carew was an 18-time All-Star and spent the last seven seasons with the Angels.