Justin Morneau's bid for making it to an All-Star Game in the city that hosted the first decade of his career is getting closer to reality.
The Rockies' first baseman leads the National League All-Star Final Vote, currently holding a slim lead over Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and Braves outfielder Justin Upton. Morneau, who is hitting .315/.347/.514 for the last-place Rockies, would be the team's third All-Star this season, joining Troy Tulowitzki and Charlie Blackmon, and 23rd in the history of the franchise.
As a reminder, there are three ways you can vote for Morneau (or any of the other candidates, though you are hereby discouraged from doing so):
- Use the hashtag #VoteMorneau on Twitter.
- Do it the "old-fashioned way" by going to MLB.com/vote
- Send a text message (but not while driving!) that reads "N2" to 89269