Jumbo's All-Star Voting Update

Following up on our May 1st post, let's update the Cubs All-Star voting. The first round of voting results are out and, if voting concluded today, the Cubs would have 3 All-Star starters: Cubs LFer Alfonso Soriano (lifetime achievement reward I guess), and rookies Geo Soto (actual merit) and Kosuke Fukudome (name recognition/Japanese sensation).

Soto, who holds a sizeable lead among NL catchers, is attempting to become the first rookie backstop to start an All-Star game for the NL. 'Dome is trying to become the first (or 2nd along w/ Soto) rookie to start for either All-Star squad since Ichiro in 2001, and the first rookie OFer to start in the NL since 1948. Impressive.

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