Utley, Lidge Make All-Star Team, Burrell Makes Final Ballot

Chase Utley and Brad Lidge made the National League all-star team.

No surprise there.

Cole Hamels and Pat Burrell did not, although Burrell still can make the team if he wins an online vote at mlb.com. Phillies fans might recall that's how Bobby Abreu made his first all-star team in 2004. So if you're a Phillies fan and you want Burrell to make his first all-star team, it's ballot stuffing time. Burrell's competition is Brewers outfielder Corey Hart, Astros outfielder Carlos Lee, Giants outfielder Aaron Rowand and Mets third baseman David Wright.

There are two ways for fans to vote: online at MLB.com or their cell phones. Fans can text the word "VOTE" to 36197 to have the candidates sent to your phone. To vote for a specific player, simply reply with your choice.

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