It’s a solid showing, at least, and for a consolation, MLB.com announced that Gordon was the leading vote-getter among mobile voters. I know from discussions on Twitter and in the real world that large chunk of Royals fans are also techno-savvy. A large contingent on Twitter had voted 1,000 times or more (I’d estimate my own contribution about about 2,000 – MLB made it very easy to vote often and quickly).
You can’t argue that Konerko didn’t deserve his spot. He did. Any of the five were deserving and it’s a feat to have Gordon in the mix. Last year at this time, he was in Omaha converting to left field.
It’s also tough when Chicago is three times as big as Detroit population-wise and Detroit is twice as large as Kansas City (not that every baseball fan voted or voted strictly for their local team’s option, but you get what I’m saying). Next year, perhaps Gordon will make it outright by a managerial selection and we don’t have to fuss with this second voting again.