http://news.stlpublicradio.org en #FreesePlease: Twitter campaign boosts Cardinal to All-Star Game http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/freeseplease-twitter-campaign-boosts-cardinal-all-star-game <p><strong>Updated 3:38 p.m:</strong></p><p>It looks like David Freese is a winner in the Final Vote campaign and will be going to the All-Star Game.&nbsp;</p><p>MLB <a href="https://twitter.com/MLB/status/220979486953443329">tweeted this afternoon</a> that Freese was the National League winner, with Yu Darvish winning the American League contest.</p><p>Here&#39;s what Freese<a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120705&amp;content_id=34501604&amp;vkey=news_mlb&amp;c_id=mlb"> told MLB.com</a>:</p><blockquote><p>&nbsp; &quot;It&#39;s St. Louis,&quot; Freese said of the huge support he received from Redbird Nation. &quot;They love Cardinal baseball.&quot;</p><p>Freese had said that being reunited with La Russa was the biggest part of the honor, should fans give it to him. And they did.</p><p>&quot;For me, it&#39;s not about going to the All-Star Game,&quot; Freese explained. &quot;It&#39;s about playing for Tony La Russa one more time.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>MLB.com also said that the whole Twitter-based effort for all of the players involved &quot;drew a four-hour sustained average of 3,000 tweets per minute during the voting period.&quot;</p><p><em>Original Story:</em></p><p>Major League Baseball is taking a social media step in this year&#39;s All-Star Game Final Vote - and hometown Cardinal David Freese&nbsp;is one of the players that could benefit.</p><p>MLB <a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120701&amp;content_id=34260938&amp;vkey=news_mlb&amp;c_id=mlb">says</a> it will be counting all tweets which use the hashtag #FreesePlease&nbsp;today, until 3 p.m. CT, as votes for the Cards&#39; third baseman.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:15:00 +0000 Kelsey Proud 4058 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org #FreesePlease: Twitter campaign boosts Cardinal to All-Star Game