A Call to Action for White Sox Fans

Steve JankowskiAnalyst IMay 22, 2008

Voting is underway for the 2008 MLB All Star Game to be played at Yankee Stadium in New York later this summer.

A quick look at the ballot shows that one of the most deserving players in baseball is not on it.

Carlos Quentin, of the Chicago White Sox, is not among AL outfielders listed. 

The White Sox left fielder leads the AL in home runs, OPS, ranks second in slugging and RBI, and is fourth in on-base percentage and runs scored.

But he isn't on the All-Star ballot.

Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson has started telling fans during broadcasts to write his name in to make sure he is named to the team.

I'm urging White Sox fans to do the same.

We Sox fans have done this before.  Two consecutive years, we sent one of our Sox to the Midsummer Classic in the Final Vote.

The efforts of Sox fans may not be enough to get Quentin named a starter, but if he earns enough votes, it will send a message to AL manager Terry Francona that Quentin should be on the All-Star team.

Hawk and DJ have consistently sung the praises of Sox fans during home games. 

Now is yet another time where we can show everyone that the White Sox do indeed have the best, most passionate and knowledgeable fans in baseball.

It's time to get out the vote, and get Carlos Quentin to the All-Star game.