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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Victor Jose stumping for his dad, VMart, in MLB Final Vote

Much like in 2009, when Tigers and Phillies fans teamed up with the "Bran Tornino" campaign to get Brandon Inge and Shane Victorino voted in to the All-Star Game in the Final Vote, the teams' fan bases have hooked up again this season with the Victor/Victorino campaign, hoping to get Victorino and Victor Martinez in on the final ballot for the 2011 All-Star Game.

The Martinez family unveiled its secret weapon on Wednesday, with just 24 hours left in the voting: Victor Jose Martinez.

While the team is in Los Angeles playing the Angels, Victor Jose, the precocious 6-year-old son of Victor Martinez, held a press conference Wednesday at Comerica Park, along with the Tigers' mascot, PAWS, to stump for votes for Victor Jose's dad.

"I really want my dad to go to the All-Star Game," Victor Jose Martinez said in the video he recorded in both English and Spanish, noting that he'd like to go hang out with friends like Big Papi, David Ortiz.

The Red Sox designated hitter is one of the two captains for the Home Run Derby.

If you'd like to watch the video, it's HERE. If you'd like to vote, you can click HERE. Balloting ends at 4 p.m. ET Thursday. The winner will be announced later Thursday evening.


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