Thanks to a media ploy on the part of Red first baseman Joey Votto, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has lost his spot as the NL's top All-Star vote-getter at his position.
Speculation swirled when it was revealed this week that Red shortstop Zack Cozart had passed Seager in the All-Star voting results by nearly 200,000 votes. Now, we appear to know the source of this surge.
Votto has made a public pledge to buy Cozart a donkey if he makes the National League All-Star team.
Yes, you heard that correctly. And as you can imagine, the challenge went viral.
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