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No changes for overlooked Nationals in All-Star voting

As has been the case since the voting was first revealed, the Nationals received little support in fan balloting in the National League's latest All-Star vote update.

Catcher Ivan Rodriguez remains the only National ranking among the top five at his position. He is third among catchers, behind Yadier Molina of the Cardinals and Brian McCann of the Braves.

Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, first baseman Adam Dunn and outfielder Josh Willingham all rank in the top 12 in OPS, and Dunn is third in the NL with 16 home runs. And yet, none rank in the top five at their position in the fan voting.

By Adam Kilgore  |  June 22, 2010; 1:01 PM ET
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No surprise here. Nats may be relevant and even slightly respected, but still not recognized outside Strasmas.

Speaking of Strasburg, wonder what effect the 97 degree humidity will have on the San Diego native tomorrow...

Posted by: GoNatsTerps | June 22, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't worry about the heat. But if I was a KC batter I would worry about the shadows

Posted by: JDB1 | June 22, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Dunn to the Rockies?...

A pot entrepreneur heads home to the U.S. Adam Dunn, a native of Woodstock, N.Y., has built quite a name for himself amongst Amsterdam's marijuana enthusiasts. The 40-year-old Dunn moved to Amsterdam in 1989 when he was just 19, initially with the idea of selling old concert T-shirts. Since that time, Dunn has gone on to create a $3 million pot empire, operating a business that sells seeds for marijuana growers, a hemp clothing company, and a brick-and-mortar store that sells pot-related accessories. However, as CNN reports, with Amsterdam tightening their marijuana laws and states like California and Colorado loosening theirs, Dunn has decided to return home with the hopes of creating a new empire in the U.S. Dunn chose Denver as his new home base, where, thanks to lenient marijuana laws, he can legally cultivate seeds for medicinal marijuana. Marijuana reform experts now say that entrepreneurs like Dunn are the catalyst to America's changing attitudes towards pot. As one explained, "The thing that is really driving legalization is entrepreneurialism."

Who knew!?


Posted by: tradervic1313 | June 22, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Don't look at me, 'cause I've been punching out ballots like crazy. Hey, I do my civic duty. :-)

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | June 22, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

And so the trade hopes of some Nats fans go up in smoke...

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | June 22, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Don't tell anyone, but I used 4 different email addresses to fill out the online ballots during the game on Sunday, thus was able to get 100 votes in there...
Got real tired of squinting at those "what's this number?" code windows, but at least it retained all of the picks each time, so it went really quickly.

And gotta say ouch on your 2nd comment, 1a1, and at the same time, well played, Mauer...

Posted by: HotNats | June 22, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

hehe, I love that commercial. :-)

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | June 22, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Not enough web gems for Zimmy this year.

Posted by: PattyinSJ | June 22, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

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