Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

Sadaharu Oh does not like current balloting process for All-Star Game

by on Jun.22, 2012 @ 4:12 pm, under NPB

Sadaharu Oh spoke to reporters on Thursday about the current balloting process for the All-Star Game and said that he thought the system should only allow votes made at the stadium.  By doing this, the league could cut down on ballot stuffing and make each vote more important.

Via Nikkan Sports: "Not exactly like the AKB Elections, but I wonder if it would be possible to make it so that votes can only be placed by people that purchase tickets to games. ... [Kenjiro] Kawasaki was selected once* when he was not even playing. ... Hopefully the players that work hard and belong on the All-Star team made it."

Via Sanspo: "Was it the AKB Elections?  I think you have to buy CDs for that.  Putting value behind each vote for the All-Star Game.  It would be nice if we could have fans buy tickets and place their votes at the stadium. ... If we have fans pay money, they will take their votes more seriously."

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2012, Sanspo 6/22/2012

* Japanese site Ni-chan userse started a campaign in 2003 to get Kenjiro Kawasaki (then on the Chunichi Dragons) voted to the All-Star Game in an attempt to humiliate him publicly.