Stuffing the Ballot Box for Barry?

July 1, 2007

After a series of “Should Bonds make the All-Star team?” stories a few weeks ago when he dipped into fourth place in the NL outfield voting, Barry Bonds made the starting team in results announced today. The comeback seems a little fishy to me.

The Giants star overcame a 119,000-vote deficit in the final days of balloting and finished 123,000 ahead of the Chicago Cubs’ Alfonso Soriano on Sunday to claim the third and final starting outfield spot for the National League.

Were people really voting a lot for Barry Bonds in these final days? Possibly. Of course, Fox desperately wanted the Bonds angle to harp on throughout the July 10 game too. Just saying…