‘We believe in Jesús:’ Brewers officials encourage you to vote to send Aguilar to All-Star game

Jesús Aguilar

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers need you! The first place Brewers are calling on "all believers" to help send Jesús Aguilar to the All-Star game.

Despite having some of the best stats in the National League, Aguilar did not make the initial All-Star list. Aguilar was named one of five candidates for the "Camping World All-Star Final Vote" -- a four-day voting frenzy -- with five candidates vying for the final spot on the team.

"We think he is not only an All-Star candidate -- we think he is an MVP candidate. We're doing everything we can to get out the vote for him, make sure he goes to Washington D.C. as an All-Star," said Tyler Barnes, Brewers' spokesman.

Tyler Barnes

Jesús Aguilar

You can help send Aguilar to his first career All-Star Game by voting online HERE.

There is no limit on the number of times that fans can vote before polling ends on Wednesday, July 11 at 3 p.m.

According to a news release from Brewers officials, Aguilar began his campaign by launching two home runs that were hit to the heavens earlier Sunday, July 8.

Despite not being on the initial ballot, Aguilar has made himself known by smashing 22 homers, 14 doubles and collecting 63 RBI in 79 games. He entered the day among the National League leaders in SLG (1st, .627), RBI (T1st, 59), HR (2nd, 20) and OPS (3rd, .979) since April 19.

Players and uniformed staff adopted the “We Believe in Jesús” tagline in June, and the organization is carrying it forward with the voting campaign.

According to the release, in 2003 and 2008, Brewers fans “shocked the world” by electing Geoff Jenkins and Corey Hart to the "Final Man" spot, ahead of players from markets as large as New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia. To help energize the regional market, the Brewers and Twins are in an alliance to co-promote Aguilar in the National League and the Twins Eddie Rosario (translation is “Rosary,” by coinicidence) in the American League for this year’s "Final Man" balloting.

Aguilar will look to join teammates Lorenzo Cain, Josh Hader and Christian Yelich who were selected earlier Sunday to participate in the midsummer classic.

The 89th Major League All-Star Game presented by Mastercard will be held on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

The Brewers will sweeten the offer by opening several polling stations over the next couple of days. In fact, on Tuesday, July 10, you can vote for Aguilar at Holey Moley Coffee + Doughnuts in the Mayfair Collection on Burleigh in Wauwatosa from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.

The first 500 fans will receive a "Sweet Jesus" doughnut on the Brewers' version of "Fat Tuesday." Brewers officials will also give away T-shirts, bobbleheads and other items.

Casey Simon

"We're up against some big-market players. It's not going to be easy, but in the past, the fans have voted in Corey Hart, Geoff Jenkins, against players from the Mets, Giants -- so it's been done! We know it can be done, but we need the fans to step up and vote," said Barnes.

Casey Simon and his family delayed their vacation by an hour on Monday morning, July 9 to come out to Anodyne Coffee on Bruce Street in Milwaukee -- where the first 500 fans received a free coffee drink of their choice, and opportunities to vote at the polling station.

"I'm just excited that Jesús has an opportunity to get into the All-Star Game and the Brewers have been my favorite team since I was a little boy," said Simon.