It is time for All-Star voting which means it is time for the entire baseball world to be upset with Royals fans for stuffing the ballot for their players. Royals player are either first or second at every position but outfield, with Salvador Perez receiving the most overall votes so far. Some have accused Royals fans of hacking, as if it were impossible so many fans could vote for players from the World Champions. Others have accused Royals fans of using emails that are not theirs to vote to exceed the 35 vote-limit, a not completely unfounded accusation.
I got a bunch of notifications from https://t.co/0lnSz8i6YK thanking me for my max five votes in recent weeks. I have not voted at all.— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) May 31, 2016
Remarkably, Major League Baseball does not require voters use a verified email address. Voters have used publicly available email addresses to vote for their favorite players, including Royals players. And MLB won't care, it only helps provide them with a database of email to sell to vendors and advertisers.
One Royals fan even trolled the Missouri state legislator who proposed a resolution calling the Cardinals the "offiical state baseball team."
@bobfescoe How is this possible? #royals fans are casting votes using my state email to cast votes #cheaters pic.twitter.com/WvCl24P8NA— Courtney Curtis (@CurtisforMO) June 2, 2016
We of course, don't condone using email addresses that aren't yours to vote! Use YOUR email address to vote here, and don't forget to vote for all your favorite Royals!