Ned Yost sets it straight when discussing his team's All Star voting success.
The Kansas City Royals are currently dominating the All Star vote, and a lot of people are not happy about that. Seven players are slated to make the starting All Star team, potentially with more if this voting surge continues. To many, it may seem ridiculous that so many players are making it from one team, even when there are plenty of other great choices.
But that’s not how it works in baseball, and Royals manager Ned Yost made that clear when asked about it. Yost told the USA Today, "There's nothing wrong. Vote! The votes are the votes. If you don't like it, go out there and vote. Our fans have gotten out and voted.”
Royals fans must be voting a lot, considering they are one of the smaller market teams. In terms of Facebook likes, they rank 22nd with around 939,000. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees rank first with over 8 million likes.
With a social media campaign like this, it's no surprise why they are dominating:
#VoteRoyals (@Royals) June 15, 2015