KC Royals: All-Star Game or All-Star Fraud

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The Kansas City Royals mascot – Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

MLB has made it so you, as a fan, can vote up to 35 times a day for who you want to see in the starting lineup of the All-Star Game. All that is required is a valid email address. So, if you possess more than one email address, you can vote another 35 times a day for each email address.

You can see where this is going, right? There’s nothing stopping people from creating an endless amount of email addresses, and max out their voting for each and every email address they’ve created.

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Ok, well, even if you create 100 email addresses, and vote 35 times a day for each of those addresses, and only select Royals, you still have to go into the site, hunt for and check the boxes for each and every Royals player, right?


MLB not only allows you to stuff the ballot boxes, it flat-out encourages it. When I went in to complete my ballot, there is an option to single-out players from a particular team. So, for example, if you chose to single-out only Kansas City Royals players, those will be the only players highlighted on your ballot. You don’t even have to search for them. From there, it’s as simple as clicking on their name.

Ok, but do you really want to repeat that very simple process 35 times over? Of course not, nor do you have to.

Once you submit your ballot, there is an option in big bold letters: “SUBMIT AGAIN”. You do have to type out a five-number Captcha validation key code for each vote, but otherwise this is a very fast and simple process to tilt the voting in your team’s direction.

**CORRECTION: Fans may vote up to 35 times PER email address, during the voting period.  NOT daily.** 

(**NOTE: I’ll post my ASG selections at the end of this piece.)

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