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All-Star Votes Canceled Total 60M-Plus After Royals Take Suspect Lead

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By    |   Friday, 19 Jun 2015 01:45 PM

Major League Baseball canceled more than 60 million votes for the organization’s 2015 All-Star Game after concerns were raised that some of the votes weren’t legitimate.

The votes were questioned as the Kansas City Royals dominated the American League lineup, Yahoo News reported, nabbing eight of the nine starting spots for hitters at one point.

"I'm not saying we bat 1.000," CEO of MLB Advanced Media Bob Bowman told Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. "But it's between 60 and 65 million votes that have been canceled. We don't really trumpet it because if someone thinks they're getting away with it, they'll try to again."

Passan reported that more than 300,000 votes remain. The Royals are still dominating.




“It may well be that the 25th-sized market of Major League Baseball's 26 mobilized, rocked the vote and did so without the help of a sneaky Python script or an undetectable Perl script or any of the ways around the system that for the first time has gone online only and seen itself turned completely on its head,” Passan said, alluding to possible hacking. “Because right now, the single worst offensive player in baseball is the AL starter at second base and the single best offensive player in the AL is not starting and the entire thing is like a coastal fever dream in which the Midwest rises up and fights back for all those years of flyover jokes.”

In Royals territory in the Midwest, their dominance in the All-Star game has been cause for celebration:



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