David Robertson on Final Vote: “Second place is good, but we want to win”

David RobertsonDavid Robertson never got around to making any travel or vacation plans for his All-Star break, instead committing one of his free days to appear in a charity golf tournament benefiting victims of last year’s Hurricane Sandy.

Since Robertson is already going to be in the New York area, it’d be no problem for him to join Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano with the rest of the All-Stars at Citi Field on July 16, and so he’d love to continue building on a strong start in the Final Vote campaign.

Robertson jumped to second place in the AL on Tuesday, trailing only the Blue Jays’ Steve Delabar, and fans have until Thursday to help Robertson make up that ground and punch a ticket for what would be his second career All-Star game.

“Second place is good, but we want to win. I want to go to the All-Star Game,” Robertson said. “I’ve gotten a tremendous amount of support. I can’t say enough about what my teammates have done and the staff here with the Yankees. They’re giving me every opportunity to get on the radio and try to spread the word to hopefully swing a few more votes.”

Robertson said that he wants to urge fans to go to MLB.com to cast their votes. He has been trending on Twitter with the hashtag #HighSocksForVotes, and he appreciates that, but it is important to note that tweets will only count as votes between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Right now, the best way to vote for Robertson is to go to MLB.com. Robertson is listed with Delabar, Koji Uehara of the Red Sox, Joaquin Benoit of the Tigers and Tanner Scheppers of the Rangers.

“Right now, if you’re a Yankees fan and want to see me go to the All-Star Game, go to MLB.com and vote for David Robertson as many times as you want,” Robertson said.

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As I posted previously, yankeecanada, even with these three this team’s offense is suspect. Three runs given up ought to be enough to win a game. This team’s offense is enemic. Good job Steinbrennar boys your dad is NOT proud of your leadership or effort. If you two clowns expect to own this team you better get some players and that means SPEND $$$$. If not than do all of us Yankee fans a favor, SELL THE TEAM!!!!!

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This friggin team is driving me crazy. Starting pitchers pitch their heart out and the damn offense can’t get their asses in gear to get a few runs. One run in the last game and 1 run in this game. Is management just sitting back and waiting for ARod and Jeter and Granderson to come back? They won’t save this team. This team is NOT playoff bound. It is a total joke. The honeymoon is over guys. Now the real team is showing up and will the rest of the season.

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