A mere twenty or so games into the season, it's already time to start stuffing the ballots for the 2006 All-Star Game. Fans (and non-fans) can vote up to 25 times between now and June 29. The sensible thing to do is probably to wait a while to see who's for real, and who's just riding an early-season streak. Or you can just vote for the big names, feeding the machine that makes the announcement of the All-Star rosters an annual exercise in non-surprise.
Or you can blow your 25 submissions voting for Juan Castro at shortstop and writing in Lew Ford's name (technically, it's spelled with only a single "w"). Of course, the Bleacher Bums would never condone the frivolous wasting of voting opportunities in such a manner; the All-Star game has a long and storied tradition, and the selection of its starting lineups is a serious matter. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go put in another vote for Rondell White.