In a world where everything is in the palm of your hands and technology has eliminated the need for paper in many facets of life. It inexplicably hasn’t made its way to the MLB All-Star voting.
In a tweet by Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander, he revealed that the players vote using envelopes weeks ahead of time. The tweet was in response to a tweet by Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer, who was complaining about fellow Rays pitcher Blake Snell’s All-Star snub.
????!!!! @snellzilla11 @MLB @MLB_PLAYERS pic.twitter.com/yeyw5T2BqH
— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher22) July 8, 2018
Also, because we vote waaay too early. Could easily punch in our votes on an iPad a couple days before instead of the old school envelope weeks before.
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) July 8, 2018
And people want the MLB to institute automated umpires? They haven’t even figured out how to use technology for the All-Star voting process.