MLB All-Star Game Voting: Six Essential Tips

Scott MillerCorrespondent IJune 9, 2009

MLB All-Star Game Voting: Six Essential Tips

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30:  Portrait of Manny Ramirez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during batting practice before the game between the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on April 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Image

Remember that this game means something

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    NEW YORK - MAY 24:  Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies at bat against the New York Yankees on May 24, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Check the statistical leaderboards, and vote appropriately

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    DENVER - MAY 31:  Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the San Diego Padres watches his third inning three run homerun off of starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa of the Colorado Rockies during MLB action at Coors Field on May 31, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug

If they can't play, then don't vote for them

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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 15:  Centerfielder Josh Hamilton of the the Texas Rangers on April 15, 2009 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Don't be afraid to vote for players you hate

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    NEW YORK - MAY 24:  Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies at bat against the New York Yankees on May 24, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Don't be afraid to vote for players you love

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    NEW YORK - MAY 13:  Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves runs against the New York Mets on May 13, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Braves defeated the Mets 8-7 in twelve innings.  (Photo by Ji

Take pride in your votewhile you still can

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    NEW YORK - JULY 15:  Hanley Ramirez #2 shakes hands with National League All-Stars teammate Albert Pujols #5 against the American League All-Stars during the 79th MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2008 in New York, New York. (Photo by Nick L