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As of this writing, Troy Tulowitzki has a commanding lead in All-Star Game voting at NL shortstop. Since Tulo is on the disabled list, it appears likely the starting job will go to the second-place candidate, San Francisco’s Brandon Crawford. Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is a relatively close third, so it’s conceivable (albeit unlikely) he could have a huge voting surge this week, and find himself starting his first All-Star Game.
If Segura were to get in, it would require a great deal of ballot box stuffing by Brewers fans – which isn’t as unethical as it might have been in past years. MLB allows fans to vote 25 times per email address, and up to 35 times if they have an MLB.com account. Not only is stuffing ethical, it’s plainly encouraged.
So what to make of the fact that some fanbases are better than others at stuffing? A few weeks ago, SI baseball writer Cliff Corcoran pointed out that St. Louis, Texas, Baltimore, and Atlan...