mlb-2009-asgI guess technically this is update #3, since Prismo saved me yesterday and posted the update from last week since I missed it.   Thanks to Prismo for this, but here is the updated All-Star Game voting from yesterday, 6/8/2009.1st Base2nd Base3rd BaseShortstopCatcherOutfield
RANKPLAYER NAMENL TEAMTOTAL VOTES
1.Albert PujolsCardinals1,751,945
2.Ryan HowardPhillies876,149
3.Prince FielderBrewers697,456
4.Adrian GonzalezPadres473,060
5.Joey VottoReds323,791
RANKPLAYER NAMENL TEAMTOTAL VOTES
1.Chase UtleyPhillies1,749,457
2.Orlando HudsonDodgers735,973
3.Rickie WeeksBrewers560,670
4.Skip SchumakerCardinals425,636
5.Brandon PhillipsReds302,035
RANKPLAYER NAMENL TEAMTOTAL VOTES
1.David WrightMets994,855
2.Ryan ZimmermanNationals747,380
3.Chipper JonesBraves640,598
4.Pedro FelizPhillies598,563
5.Bill HallBrewers551,202
RANKPLAYER NAMENL TEAMTOTAL VOTES
1.Jimmy RollinsPhillies936,377
2.Hanley RamirezMarlins871,917
3.J.J. HardyBrewers662,474
4.Jose ReyesMets526,591
5.Miguel TejadaAstros462,941
RANKPLAYER NAMENL TEAMTOTAL VOTES
1.Yadier MolinaCardinals874,329
2.Brian McCannBraves660,523
3.Ivan RodriguezAstros625,389
4.Jason KendallBrewers619,954
5.Carlos RuizPhillies599,167
RANKPLAYER NAMENL TEAMTOTAL VOTES
1.Raul IbanezPhillies1,415,493
2.Ryan BraunBrewers1,269,033
3.Carlos BeltranMets1,092,516
4.Alfonso SorianoCubs1,078,904
5.Manny RamirezDodgers858,353
6.Shane VictorinoPhillies852,667
7.Mike CameronBrewers716,343
8.Jayson WerthPhillies636,818
9.Rick AnkielCardinals615,875
10.Ryan LudwickCardinals612,094
11.Corey HartBrewers608,704
12.Adam DunnNationals468,957
13.Matt KempDodgers460,341
14.Andre EthierDodgers427,680
15.Kosuke FukudomeCubs371,946
Results updated: Monday, June 8, 2009
So at first glance, the first thing I notice from my first update 2 weeks ago, is that the Brewers fans have been quietedand their only deserving position player is now sitting in a potential starting spot.When taking another look, I see that Albert "The Machine" Pujols is the overall top vote getter by a slim margin over Chase Utley as he deserves to be.Observation #2, It basically stinks to be a NL 1B this year, as besides Albert, likely only one of Ryan Howard of Adrian Gonzalez will be chosen.   Even worse for Mr. Howard, he will likely not get the cut over Gonzalez who is having a great 1st half, and besides Heath Bell, is probably the best representatives of that Padres team.The final observation, as it appears that the Brewers homers have left the building, why now, is Jimmy Rollins leading the Shortstop vote? The same Jimmy Rollins who is batting a whopping .222 with 3 HR, 18 RBI and 10 SB.   The fans did the right thing in getting Raul Ibanez to the top of the OF vote, along with Ryan Braun and Carlos Beltran by a slim margin over Soriano.I still conclude from this entire process that the fan voting works, but only to a point, Jimmy Rollins should not be near the top and I can only hope Marlin fans (crickets) will put HamRam to the top of the list before all is said and done in ShortStop voting.As a Mets fan, but also a National League and baseball fan, the All-Star game should always have the top players from each league, not fan favorites.Vote Early, Vote Correctly at http://www.mlb.com