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Modest Votto Humbled by Fan Support

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He won red states. He won blue states. And of course he won the Reds’ state.

The overwhelming victory for Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto(notes) in the final fan vote that sent him to the 2010 All-Star Game righted the most egregious omission in years, one that banded together fan bases across the country. By the end of online balloting Thursday, Votto received 13.7 million votes – about 20 percent the number of President Obama in the 2008 election.

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