Mayor Nutter Urges Stuffing The Ballot Box — For Shane Victorino

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Mayor Michael Nutter today continued his push to get Phillies’ centerfielder Shane Victorino into the All-Star Game.

Online voting for the last open slot on the National League team was ending at 4:00 PM today.

As Victorino looked over the mayor’s shoulder, Mayor Nutter took to the keyboard at his City Hall ofice to cast another ballot for the man he wants to grab that last spot in the All-Star Game.

Victorino, on this off day for the Phillies, was cautiously optimistic.

“You know, if it happens, it happens.  Obviously Philly fans are very supportive, and I appreciate the fact that even being recognized and being on this final ballot means a lot,” Victorino said.  “But, again, I think the greatest thing would be to be able to play in the game and see my teammates and be with them in Arizona on Tuesday.”

Third baseman Placido Polanco is on the starting roster.  Pitchers Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels also have made the team.

Nutter has been promoting Victorino for days, even wearing a Victorino jersey and making a pitch for Victorino votes from the stage of the city’s “Welcome America” celebration on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

Click here to Vote For Shane.

Reported by Mark Abrams, KYW Newsradio 1060

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One Comment

  1. tom says:

    how about that. The mayor himself violating the city’s email/internet policy. doesn’ t sound like official city business to me….. and don’t give us none of that nonsense about how shane winning will bring money into the city talk

  2. Rhett Bogan says:

    Man the only thing nutter is interested in is getting his face on some camera. Has anyone noticed that where ever there is a TV camera he makes sure he shows up…He’s still going down as the sorriest Mayor in the whole history of Mayors….I can’t wait for them to vote his sorry ass out. Then I just might move back to Philly…..

  3. LaLa Land says:

    With all the City’s problems right now this idiot is worrying about stuffing the ballot for a professional athlete????? Keep up the good work.

  4. grumpy says:

    We should concentrate more on “stuffing” the city with extra police to enforce a CURFEW if the leaders of this city ever get the guts to propose one!

  5. Bob says:

    WOW,Philadelphia’s falling apart & he’s worried about this.What a joke!

  6. anon513 says:

    Thanks. So are YOU!! And even that’s better than being a nutter butter supporter. LOL

  7. anon513 says:


    1. RICHARD says:

      You’re a D@#K

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