From the Reds:
Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips need a final push from fans to get to the 2011 All-Star Game and the Reds are organizing a lunch on Wednesday to make voting easy.
Fans are invited to the Vote Reds All-Star Game Lunch on Wednesday, June 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club at Great American Ball Park.
The Reds will provide pizza, soft drinks, laptops and wifiÃ¢â‚¬Â¦though fans are encouraged to bring their own laptops.
Reds first baseman Joey Votto is in third place among All-Star vote-getters at his position and second baseman Brandon Phillips sits in second at his position.
Votto trails MilwaukeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Prince Fielder by 70,727 votes while Phillips is behind MilwaukeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Rickie Weeks by only 78,397 votes in the final balloting update for the 82nd All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 12th at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
The deadline to vote is Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and Reds.com using the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint.
The lunch is hosted by Jamie Ramsey, the Reds assistant media relations director and Better of Red blogger: http://ramsey.mlblogs.com.
Fans can enter the main Crosley Terrace gate on Joe Nuxhall Way and will be directed to the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club.
A similar lunch was organized last July that contributed to Joey Votto being voted into the 2010 All-Star Game.
What are you doing during your lunch hour today? Go vote!