Each club has mounted aggressive political-like campaigns; take the Giants as just one example. Their front-office people have been voting non-stop for Rowand online. Employees have been encouraged to vote as often as possible and have their families vote on their behalf. There are contests among employees to see who votes the most. Winners of those contests receive "cash prizes" and "memorabilia." Staci Slaughter, the club's senior vice president of communications, said the first time they counted how many times the employees had voted, some had already registered 10,000 votes.
The Giants and White Sox formed an alliance on Monday and have been campaigning that way ever since, with the White Sox endorsing their former outfielder, Rowand, while the Giants are helping the White Sox get out the Dye vote. They are in opposite leagues, and this one just made sense.