Found July 01, 2012 on Feelin' Kinda Blue:
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Matt Kemp was voted in by the fans and Clayton Kershaw was selected by National League Manager Tony LaRussa to represent the Dodgers at the 83rd All-Star Game in Kansas City in a couple weeks. Kemp, despite not playing since May 30, was voted in by the fans, capturing nearly 5.5 million votes. At one point, he was the leading vote-getter in the league. He edged out Ryan Braun for the honor. However, Kemp isn't going to play in the game (but will compete in the Home Run Derby), so a replacement will be named at a later time. It was the second consecutive year the Dodger outfielder was voted in by the fans. The last time that happened was 1974-75 when Jimmy Wynn was elected. The only other time in the Dodgers' franchise history was Duke Snider in 1954-55. Kemp's injury gives Andre Ethier a chance to make the team. However, Bryce Harper or Michael Bourn, both of whom are in the Final Vote, could get the nod instead of Ethier if they doesn't win the 35th...
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