The Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox may not be going anywhere in the standings this season, but both organizations are in position to win something on Thursday afternoon.
That's because Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and White Sox hurler Chris Sale are both up for the "Final Vote" contest to get into the MLB All-Star Game next week in Minnesota.
Both players are currently in contention to win those votes, with Rizzo involved in a dogfight with Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau and Sale trying to fend off Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello.
Fans can get involved if they want to see either player in the game. To vote for Rizzo, fans can visit MLB.com, text "N4" to 89269, or use the Twitter hashtag #VoteRizzo from now until 3pm Thursday afternoon.
In the spirit of Chicago politics, the Cubs are offering incentives for their fans to get Rizzo into the game:
— #VoteRizzo (@Cubs) July 10, 2014
To vote for Sale, fans can visit MLB.com, text "A5" to 89269, or use the Twitter hashtag #TargetSale.
Needless to say, the White Sox are clearly in the spirit of things:
— #TargetSale (@whitesox) July 10, 2014
Each tweet counts as a vote.