Diana, Fay and Jerry Lichtenwalter began this year’s bonanza when the ballots first came out. Then they took some home. Some, as in a few thousand. After they turned those in, they took home a few thousand more…Two years ago, they filled out 13,000 ballots—voting all for the Rays—and last year, they doubled it to 26,000. This year, they streamlined the process, figured out how to do more at a time, and are now at 33,000.
33,000 ballots by three people. And every ballot includes nine Rays players. That is 297,000 votes for Rays players for those keeping score at home.
How absurd is that number? Ben Zobrist had
received 963,481 votes as of the latest release of voting results. That means, 3.4 percent of all votes for Zobrist have come from this one family. And this is how we will determine which team will have games one and two of the World Series at home?
Stupid, stupid, stupid…Did we mention it is stupid?
Here is a video clip of the family punching their ballots…