Chicago swept the MLB All-Star Game Final Vote, with the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo and White Sox's Chris Sale each earning enough fan votes to play in the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday in Minneapolis.
How did they do it? Sure, perhaps it's because each player deserved to be All-Stars based on their on-field performance (Sale especially). Or it could be they were pushed through via heavy (and often clever) use of social media, via the hashtags #VoteRizzo and #TargetSale, with each tweet containing said hashtags counting as an official vote for the player.
Check it out:
He swings at pitches that hit him and still has 20 homers #voterizzo— Mike Olt (@mike_olt) July 10, 2014
RIZZO ENDED GARZA'S NO HITTER WITH HIS MIND! #VoteRizzo— Rick Renteria (@notrickrenteria) July 10, 2014