Colorado Rockies: 5 odd places where Mark Reynolds won the Final Vote
By Kevin Henry
Mark Reynolds of the Colorado Rockies was one of five finalists in the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote. While he may not have won, he certainly picked up some victories in some interesting parts of the United States.
Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers ended up winning the Final Vote, with Chicago’s Kris Bryant finishing second. After that, in order, were Washington’s Anthony Rendon, Reynolds and Miami’s Justin Bour.
On the other side of the ballot, Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals earned the American League’s final All-Star roster spot.
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Taking a look at the interactive map (broken down by each county in each state) for all of the voting, you can see that each of the candidates held court in their own respective parts of the country. For example, Turner dominated the West Coast while Reynolds took the Rocky Mountain region and Bryant dominated the Great Lakes area. It’s no surprise that fan bases in their respective areas were loyal to their own players.
Perhaps the more fascinating side of things is where each candidate picked up a county in a surprising part of the country. Let’s look at five surprising areas where Reynolds won the vote.
Dorchester County, South Carolina – Reynolds earned 37.6 percent of the vote from this country that is included in the Charleston/North Charleston geographic area. As of the 2010 census, there were 136,555 people in the country.
Carroll County, New Hampshire – Reynolds earned 32.6 percent of the vote from this county that shares a border with Maine. As of the 2010 census, there were 47,818 people in the country.
Roscommon County, Michigan — Kris Bryant country? Think again. Reynolds grabbed 58.8 percent of the vote here. Population in 2010 was 24,449 for the entire county in upstate Michigan.
Liberty County, Montana — It’s a Mark Reynolds sweep! The Rockies first baseman earned 100 percent of the votes from this Montana county that shares its northern border with Canada. The entire population of the county in 2010 was 2,339 … but someone up there loves Mark Reynolds!
Franklin County, Florida – It may be the home state for Miami’s Bour, but Reynolds dominated this Florida county in the state’s panhandle, grabbing 87.8 percent of the votes. As of 2010 census, the population was 11,549, making it the third-least populous county in Florida.
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Apparently, you just can’t tell where you will find fans of Mark Reynolds and/or the Rockies throughout this great nation of ours.