Forget Wisconsin. There’s a much worse travesty of democracy still going on—in voting for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game.

Boosted by the high attendance in Texas, the Rangers’ Josh Hamilton leads all players with about 2.6 million votes in initial ballot figures released this week.

No surprise there. Hamilton is fresh from hitting four homers in a game and leads all of baseball in homers and runs batted in.

Yet, as of right now, one person stands between Hamilton and the Triple Crown: Paul Konerko of the White Sox leads the American League in batting average, at .366 to Hamilton’s .345.