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Get Carlos Martinez to the All Star Game! - A Hunt and Peck

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Earlier this week, my brethren writers shared their opinions on the final vote. Craig wrote about why he was voting for El Gallo, while Joe compared Carlos Martinez and Clayton Kershaw, another final vote candidate. Throughout my tenure writing these Hunt and Peck posts, I have always attempted to maintain a least a modicum of professionalism (ha). But today, that goes out the window.

*looks directly into camera*

Carlos Martinez is a fun player, a talented pitcher, and the type of person that would fully embrace being called a rooster by some interned nerds. If that does not earn him an All Star Appearance, I do not know what does. So VOTE FOR HIM. DO IT NOW. I DO NOT CARE IF YOUR FINGERS ARE TIRED FROM TYPING. THERE IS NO CRYING IN ALL STAR VOTING.

I have a Mountain Dew and lots of time on my hands. LET'S DO THIS. *cracks knuckles

what else is going on in baseball...

  • We got Carlos in the lead. Now to keep him there! Keep voting! We are so close! - MLB
  • Top ten All Star Game Moments. - Sports on Earth
  • The Home Run Derby bracket has been revealed. - MLB
  • Who will win? - Sports on Earth
  • Jose Fernandez! - MLB
  • The A's are just so unlucky, guys. - Fangraphs

what the cardinals are up to...

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  • The Anatomy of an Ejection. - Fangraphs
  • The Cardinals DFA Aledmys Diaz. - Viva el Birdos

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    the pittsburgh pirates

    • This is why I love baseball right here, folks. - Cut4
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    viva el stuff...

    • Tommy Phan Club paperwork. - Viva el Birdos
    • jgrimes42 has been documenting his baseball roadtrip with his grandson. Read his stories here - Viva el BirdosViva el Birdos
    • Donate money to Cardinals Care. Get bitchin' t-shirt. Win. Win. E-mail me about last year's Viva el Gallo shirt! - Viva el Birdos

    other things...

    • Read the first chapter of Harper Lee's new book "Go Set A Watchman" here. The book comes out Tuesday. - The Guardian
    • Viva el Vladimir Tarasenko! - Grantland

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