Philadelphia, the nation has heard your passionate howls of "Raooooooooooool" echoing through the night. This just came in from MLB:
The Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun leads the balloting for National League outfielders with 908,745 votes, while the Philadelphia Phillies' Raul Ibanez climbed to second from sixth with 817,849. The Chicago Cubs' Alfonso Soriano is third (775,319), the New York Mets' Carlos Beltran is fourth (741,875), and Manny Ramirez is fifth (635,530). The top three vote-getters will start the game. Starters and reserves for the 80th All-Star Game on July 14 in St. Louis will be announced July 5.