Orioles and Nationals team up to have fans vote for Beltways Ballot of Hammel and Harper for the All-Star Game

The Orioles and Washington Nationals have partnered in an effort to help send the "Beltways Ballot" of right-hander Jason Hammel and outfielder Bryce Harper to Kansas City for this year's All-Star Game. Hammel and Harper are candidates on Major League Baseball's Final Vote ballot, in which five players each are chosen from the American and National Leagues to compete for the final spot on their respective league rosters. Fans are encouraged to go online or use their mobile phones from now through 4:00 p.m. this Thursday, July 5, to vote for Hammel for the American League and Harper for the National League.

Fans voting for Hammel will be eligible to win a VIP Meet & Greet with Jason, parking and four (4) field box seat tickets to an Orioles home game in July or August. In addition, fans who vote online at www.orioles.com/finalvote at least 20 times for Hammel and select the Orioles as their "favorite" or "other favorite" team can receive a 50% OFF discount offer for up to four (4) tickets to an Orioles home game July 24 through 29. Voting is also available via mobile phone by texting A4 to 89269.

Fans who vote for Harper at nationals.com/finalvote will be eligible to win a VIP Meet & Greet with the Nationals rookie sensation during batting practice as well as tickets to a future 2012 game. In addition, fans who vote for Harper and choose the Nationals as their "favorite" or "other favorite" team at least 21 times can receive a 50% OFF discount offer for two (2) tickets to a select Nationals home game of their choice. Voting for Harper can also be done via mobile devices by texting N3 to 89269.

Voting is unlimited, so fans are encouraged to repeatedly vote for the Beltways Ballot and help send Jason Hammel and Bryce Harper to the All-Star Game. To help promote the Beltways Ballot on Twitter, fans should use the hashtags #VoteHammel, #BryceIn12 and #BeltwaysBallot. This is the second consecutive season the clubs have partnered for the MLB Final Vote, as last season Adam Jones and Michael Morse formed the inaugural Beltways Ballot.