WIP, WYSP sending listeners to 2011 All Star Game


CBS Radio Philadelphia’s SportsRadio WIP-AM and WYSP-FM chose two listeners who vowed to vote continuously until 4pm 7/7 when voting ends in the 2011 All-Star Game Sprint Final Vote sponsored by Sprint.  The goal is to help push Center Fielder Shane Victorino into this year’s 82nd All-Star Game to be held at Chase Field in Phoenix 7/12.

WIP’s voter Mike Redden of Parkside, PA and WYSP’s voter Jesse Slaton of Glenolden, PA are the two lucky listeners voting continuously Victorino now.  They’ll have their laptops and will be “living” in the Tastykake Bakery until voting closes. The voters will, of course, have use of a restroom and will be fed Tastykakes throughout the voting process.

Since MLB can track how many votes each person casts, the listener who votes the most at the Tastykake Bakery wins 2 VIP tickets to this Sunday’s Phils game and will receive a special on-field recognition before the game in front of 45,000 fans. The second place winner wins an autographed Shane Victorino jersey, courtesy of the Majestic Clubhouse Store.

It’s not the first time they’ve done this in Philly. In 2009, WIP held a similar contest to help push Victorino into the 2009 All-Star Game. The Sports talker  also helped to push Pat Burrell into the 2008 All-Star Game. Fans in general are being urged to help Victorino join his teammates Polanco, Halladay, Hamels and Lee for the 82nd Midsummer Classic by going to Phillies.com and voting as often as possible.