An actual lamb showed up in the D-backs clubhouse to help its namesake win the Final Vote
The 2016 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard in San Diego is just days away, and on Tuesday, MLB announced the starting rosters. You'll see some of your favorite players on those lists, but there's still a chance to vote one more time.
The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote will help two more players make it to San Diego, and you get to choose who they are! Let's see if you can guess which Arizona player is up for the honor, based on these very subtle clues from before Wednesday's Padres-D-backs game:
So, D-backs pre- and postgame host Mike Ferrin appears to be dressed as some kind of farm animal, that's interesting.
Now, let's just take a stroll through the D-backs clubhouse.
It's a real lamb!
Next to another real Lamb! MLB.com's Steve Gilbert has all the information you need to know about this impossibly cute tableau:
The lamb visiting the #Dbacks today is from a local petting zoo. This is its first live baseball game.— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) July 6, 2016
At this point, we're sure you've figured out that the D-backs would like to you please vote for their third baseman, Jake Lamb. Get it?
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake also seconds that request, in case you're immune to cute animals but love our nation's lawmakers:
Do you prefer strange commercial parodies? The D-backs have those too:
Fans can vote for the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote until 4 p.m. ET on Friday. The winners, as chosen exclusively by online fan voting totals, will be announced during a Final Vote-themed telecast of "MLB Now" featuring commentary from political analyst Jeff Greenfield, live on MLB Network and MLB.com from 4-5 p.m. ET. MLB Network will provide extensive coverage across all of its studio programming during the Final Vote, including interviews with the candidates, frequent updates, heat maps indicating the cities where votes are being cast for each candidate, news on player and club campaigns and a running countdown clock leading up to the announcement.
Baseball fans have cast nearly 600 million online votes for Final Vote candidates since the program's inception in 2002. In addition to MLB.com and the official club websites, fans can use their mobile devices to cast votes at MLB.com/vote or via text message. To receive the ballot, text the word "VOTE" to 89269. To vote for a specific player, fans can text their choice to 89269. EXAMPLE: Text "A3" to vote for AL Player 3 or "N3" to vote for NL Player 3. Message and data rates may apply. Text "STOP" to end and "HELP" for information. Mobile voting in Canada also is available and fans should text their choices to 101010.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Final Vote will include social balloting, as Twitter support for the 10 candidates over the last six hours of balloting will count toward their vote totals. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET on Friday, any tweet that includes a designated player hashtag will be tabulated as part of the official vote total used to determine the winners.