Tuesday, July 07, 2009

This Day in All-Star History

Click here to vote for Matt Kemp! Apparently there's no limit to the number of votes you can cast. Voting closes Thursday at 1 p.m.

From "Dodgers launch Kemp Final Vote campaign" at Dodgers.com:

After the first day of voting, San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval holds a narrow lead in the National League voting, followed by Kemp, center fielder Shane Victorino of the Phillies, third baseman Mark Reynolds of the D-backs and shortstop Cristian Guzman of the Nationals. [...]

Here's what fans can expect this week. The club already launched a "Meet Matt" contest on dodgers.com where fans who vote up to 25 times are entered into a sweepstakes to meet the outfielder before a game.

There also will be a tie-in with the promotion for Matt Kemp Bobble Head Day, August 19, where some fans will win tickets to that game for voting for him.

The club also created a Facebook group called "I Voted for Matt Kemp in the Final Vote" that will spread to the 70,000 friends the Dodgers have on their site.

The Dodgers are attempting to enlist two of Kemp's NBA friends, Trevor Ariza and Sheldon Williams, via their Twitter accounts in hopes of enrolling all of their followers to vote for their buddy.

E-blasts have been sent by the club to its registered site users with another one likely before Thursday.

And the club will encourage the assistance of its media partners -- Prime Ticket, KCAL, KABC AM and KHJ-9 to spread the word as much as possible in the pregame shows and throughout their various programming.

Earlier at SoSG:
Interstate Love
Fat Guy, Animated Gesticulator Ahead of Kemp in Final Vote
First Look: Matt Kemp Bobblehead


fanerman said...

Does it show who's in the lead? Voting often is pretty easy. I've voted for Kemp probably 30+ times this morning.

Steve Sax said...

Pablo Sandoval is in the lead

Sandoval hit a GS last night. Victorino was parrt of the Phillies' 22-1 bludgeoning of the Reds yesterday. Kemp, as you know, was idle.