It all started when I had a silly idea for a hashtag:
Then, Mike Petriello launched a "Vote A.J." campaign over on MSTI. I gave him the hashtag, since I wasn't going to be able to put a full-on campaign together anytime soon.
Now, MSTI reader (and site-redesigner) Stephen Caver (@ATXDodger) has taken the A.J. Ellis All-Star Campaign to a whole new level by launching ajellis2KC.com.
He's got graphics (like the above) to plaster all over your Facebook, Twitter, or blog. He's got easy links to tweet out the #AJ2KC hashtag. And, most importantly, he's got the link to the All-Star ballot, so you can stuff it for A.J. to your heart's content. It's very slick, and it does my heart proud to see my little hashtag become a movement. (You can also follow the campaign on Twitter @AJ2KC.)
In other All-Star A.J. news, Dodgers Live co-host Patrick O'Neal gave the hashtag a shoutout during the last pre-game show (though, he mistakenly referred to it as #AJ4KC, which led to the unnecessary apology Orel mentioned.). I missed the mention myself, but O'Neal has been a very vocal proponent of Ellis on recent broadcasts. It will be worth checking out Dodgers Live over the next couple of weeks (the next one airs Friday) to see if he gives the campaign some more free airtime.