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Former Longhorn Brandon Belt gets some help from the ‘Ballot Brothers’ in All-Star push

Posted July 10th, 2018

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Former Texas baseball standout Brandon Belt has tagged in his San Francisco Giants teammates to help promote his 2018  National League All-Star campaign.

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland and veteran outfielder Hunter Pence sent a professional wrestling inspired message to All-Star fan voters in hopes to send first baseman to Washington next week.

Belt, “the best looking guy out there” according to the video, has a .393 on-base percentage and 13 home runs, tops on the team. Belt is seeking his second All-Star selection of his career.

PHOTOS: Brandon Belt through the years

He has some stiff competition, and the Ballot Brothers are just one of many “influencers” of this fan-vote election. The Los Angeles Dodgers, pushing for Max Muncy, enlisted George Lopez for help, while the Milwaukee Brewers have made ” I believe in Jesus” shirts to help the case of Jesus Aguilar. 

Voting for the final All-Star sport ends at 3 p.m. central on Wednesday.  Fans can vote here. 

If Belt, who made Hookem’s list of top active Texas Exes in May, does make the All-Star team he joins first basemen Freddie Freeman, of the Atlanta Braves who is the National League starter, and Joey Votto, of the Cincinnati Reds.

Belt would be the only former Longhorn selected to any of the All-Star teams. Last season Corey Knebel made his first All-Star appearance and in 2016, Belt made his first All-Star appearance.

The Longhorn with the most All-Star appearances? that would be, of course, 11-time All-Star Roger Clemens.

 

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