After days of texting and tweeting our fingers off, Chris Sale is an American League All-Star for the third straight season.
The 25 year old lefty was considered by most to be the biggest initial snub of the 2014 All-Star Game, set to be held on Tuesday, July 15 at the Twins’ Target Field. But it’s not the first time a south sider has been unfairly left off the roster, and it’s also not the first time that White Sox fans have rallied quickly to do something about it.
Sale becomes the fourth White Sox player to win the ‘final vote’, the most of any team. First it was Scott Podsednik in 2005, then A.J. Pierzynski in 2006, and most recently Paul Konerko in 2011.
In addition to the fans sending in millions of votes for Sale, the White Sox organization really seemed to enjoy process …
Oh, and the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo won the National League’s final vote … so, you know … yay Chicago!