As the first phase of voting for the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game comes to a close on Thursday (June 24) at 1:59 p.m. (Mountain time), the Colorado Rockies are facing a dilemma … and what looks to be the end of an era.
At press time for this story, no members of the Colorado Rockies were among the top vote-getters in their respective categories (top three for all position players (except outfield, which will include the top nine)). That means that none of them will be eligible for the second round of All-Star Game voting, which begins on June 28 and runs through July 1.
While every Major League Baseball team will be represented in the All-Star Game, including the host Rockies, it looks like this will be the first season since the 2009 campaign (excluding 2020 where there was no All-Star Game) that the Rockies will not have at least one player starting for the National League.
That’s an impressive run, but it looks like it will come to an end this year as All-Star Game-worthy candidates such as second baseman Ryan McMahon and outfielder Raimel Tapia are not among the top vote-getters in their respective areas.
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It appears no Colorado Rockies will start for the National League when the 2021 MLB All-Star Game takes place at Coors Field.
With Thursday’s deadline approaching, Rockies fans still have time to vote for McMahon (tied for 13th in MLB with 16 homers) and Tapia (12th in MLB in batting average with a .306 mark), but it looks like they (along with previous All-Stars Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon) have a big hill to climb to reach the next phase of voting.
You can vote once a day for the All-Star Game starters by clicking here.