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The Final Hour – don’t stop voting

It’s 4:16 p.m. ET at this writing, and the Monster 2008 All-Star Game Final Vote balloting ends at the top of the hour. Who will it be? Last chance to keep clicking by computer or sending in your mobile vote. The winners will be announced on MLB.com shortly thereafter.

At 10 a.m. today, MLB.com announced the the orders of player standings were unchanged but that it had evolved into a two-man race in each league at that point. Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay was narrowly leading Jermaine Dye of the White Sox, while Corey Hart of Milwaukee was still holding off David Wright of the Mets.

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White Sox lobby-ists

Is it a political campaign office? No. It’s the lobby of the Chicago White Sox headquarters at U.S. Cellular Field. It’s hard to tell if Jermaine Dye is running down baseballs or running for office, but that is typical of the scene for 10 campaigns in the Final Vote. Let us know about any Final Vote campaign pic you might be posting.

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Record voting as Longoria, Hart lead first update

More than 11 million votes were cast exclusively at MLB.com in the opening 24 hours of the Monster 2008 All-Star Game Final Vote, with rookie third baseman Evan Longoria of Tampa Bay and second-year outfielder Corey Hart of Milwaukee at the top of the early returns.

After one day, they are so tightly bunched that the most noteworthy development is not so much the order of positioning as it is the volume of overall balloting. This record-setting vote total for the first day of balloting represents an increase of 115 percent compared to the same period in 2007. Balloting will conclude at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, and one nominee from each league will get to suit up for the 79th All-Star Game on July 15 at Yankee Stadium.

Longoria is followed in a tightly packed American League group by outfielder Jermaine Dye of the White Sox, first baseman Jason Giambi of the Yankees, second baseman Brian Roberts of the Orioles and outfielder Jose Guillen of the Royals.

In the National League, Hart has a narrow lead over third baseman David Wright of the Mets, who is closely followed by three outfielders: Pat Burrell of the Phillies, Aaron Rowand of the Giants and Carlos Lee of the Astros. More >

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The Final Vote is on.

Welcome to the blog for all things Final Vote.

Here are your candidates:

AL nominees are outfielder Jermaine Dye of the White Sox, first baseman Jason Giambi of the Yankees, outfielder Jose Guillen of the Royals, Longoria of the Rays and second baseman Brian Roberts of the Orioles.

NL nominees are outfielder Pat Burrell of the Phillies, outfielder Corey Hart of the Brewers, outfielder Carlos Lee of the Astros, outfielder Aaron Rowand of the Giants and third baseman David Wright of the Mets.

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Keep an eye on this space during the campaign. The voting ends at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 10.