In addition to playing winning ball, the Royals are stumping for votes.
Many of the players have shown a creative side as they encourage fans to support Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas in the Final Vote competition and get him into the All-Star Game, which is next week in Miami. In the first update of the voting, Moustakas was leading the AL field.
Was Moustakas aided by the social-media push of his teammates? Maybe. But as we’ve seen, Royals fans have shown an ability to be a mighty force when it comes to online voting.
Still, the social-media push by Moustakas’ teammates has been fun to see. Here is what they and others have done.
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Left-hander Danny Duffy said fans can vote anywhere at any time:
Fellow pitcher Jason Hammel went full-Moose for his plea:
Catcher Drew Butera shared a side of Moustakas that few may have known:
The Royals used Butera for this plea:
Pitcher Matt Strahm went with a straight-forward approach:
Reliever Peter Moylan reached out to the other side of the aisle, er, the other league with this plea directed at Braves fans:
Royals announcer Denny Matthews took time to stump for Moustakas:
Even the Royals’ minor-league affiliate in Idaho Falls put out a plea for votes:
And we go back to Drew Butera for this message on Instagram, which is a fun play off the “The Most Interesting Man In The World” featured in the Dos Equis commercials.
On Wednesday night, Duffy unleashed a flurry of memes in support of Moustakas: