We are calling on all Rays fans to stuff the ballot box with votes for Carl Crawford to be a starting outfielder for the American League in the 2008 All-Star Game.

We are also calling on all websites that cover the Tampa Bay Rays to join us in our campaign to make Crawford the starting left fielder on July 15th.

While his numbers may have been better in past seasons, C.C. is the most exciting player in baseball on the most exciting team in baseball, and the rest of the MLBiverse deserves to see C.C. in the starting lineup.

A couple of notes on voting for Carl Crawford…

  • VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN: You can use this link to vote up to 25 times online. Once you have reached your limit, switch email addresses. If you run out of email addresses, make one up. If that doesn’t work make your co-workers vote. Make your spouse/children vote. There is no reason for any Rays fan to NOT vote several hundred times.
  • DO NOT VOTE FOR THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS: Vlad Guerrero, Maglio Ordonez, Ichiro, Gary Sheffield, Grady Sizemore or ANY YANKEES OR RED SOX outfielders. These are the players that Crawford is most likely going to be battling for a starting outfield spot. We don’t care who else you vote for. Fill it out with deserving players or click the circle next to all the Rays or leave ’em blank. And remember, outfielders are grouped together. There is no distinction between left fielders and center/right fielders.
  • VOTE EVERY DAY: We will remind you and provide the link every morning in the “Webtopia” section of “The Hangover”. Each day you should go back and vote another 20-25 times.

Again, we are challenging all other Tampa Bay Rays or Tampa Bay Sports websites to provide a link to the voting and encourage their readers to vote for Carl Crawford. That includes DRays Bay, Rays of Light, Outs Per Swing, Her Rays, Rays the Roof, Tampa Bay Sports Blog, Bug & Cranks, The Serious Tip, Sticks of Fire. (Are we forgetting anybody?)

We are even calling on Marc Topkin and Marc Lancaster. So how ’bout it guys? Got the cajones?



  1. Possum Avenger says:

    We're in.


  2. Scott says:

    We're on it.

  3. Robert Rittner says:


  4. Blake says:

    150 votes so far...im gonna quit for now.

  5. Jordi says:

    Consider the voting done, boss. Will post on it soon.

    CC in NY in 08!

  6. The Professor says:

    sweet! keep it coming guys

  7. David Chalk says:

    Dear Ray Index,
    You can count on our support. You got that Ray Index? Remember, good ol' number 7 always has yourall's backs, because there is one and only one Ray Index.

  8. Jessica says:


  9. Anonymous says:

    hahah, all 8 fans are gonna stuff the box huh ? Im sure you're going to beat out Manny Ramirez, too... /sarcasm

  10. The Professor says:

    i guess you aren't too familiar with how the voting works...Outfielders are not voted by specific position. The starting outfielders are just the top 3 outfielders regardless of which OF position they play. So CC doesn't have to finish ahead of Manny. He just needs to finish in the top 3.

    /you are an idiot

  11. person says:

    rays stink!!! phillies are the bomb!!! hahahhaha the phillies beat the rays in the world series!!! whoooooo!!! sooooo i will never vote for a rays team member because they ALL STINK!!!! sooo biii! I HATE HATE HATE THE RAYS CAUSE THEY REALLY REALLY REALLY STINK!!!!!!!


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