The All-Star Final Vote is ten years old now. Jesus, time goes by fast. If you haven't gotten around to it yet, you'd better hurry: voting ends today at 3 p.m. CT. This isn't going to be an article trying to convince anyone to vote for Paul Konerko. Anyone reading this site knows he's the most deserving candidate. Nope, this is going to be a look back at some weird trends that seem to have emerged over the decade that this tradition has existed. Did you realize that every team has had at least one nominee for the Final Vote except the Seattle Mariners? Even the Expos at least got their hat in the ring thanks to our old pal Orlando Cabrera. Or that in 2007, all ten candidates were pitchers? That's right, now that I've run out of opponent previews I've slipped back into over-analyzing even more meaningless things. I hope you enjoy the ride.
- In a somewhat odd and surprising twist of fate, no team has had more representatives than our Chicago White Sox, who have had nine nominees: Magglio Ordonez in '02, Frank Thomas in '03 and '04, Paul Konerko in '04, '10 and '11, Scott Podsednik in '05, A.J. Pierzynski in '06, and Jermaine Dye in '08.