We all know SoxFan59 is a well respected member of this forum and has been since 2006. He seems to genuinely like and, to a degree, follow the Nats. However, in this particular case I believe this soxfan is more than likely not a Nats fan. He registered here today after the ASG selections were announced and there seems to be a concerted effort over at White Sox Interactive to go to message boards of other teams to "partner" up with them to get their boy into the ASG. I don't get the obsession some people have with their players being in the ASG. Here is a link to a thread at a Cincinnati Reds message board where someone registered there as ChiSox asking for an alliance to vote for Konerko in exchange for a mass vote for Votto.
And here's a link to a White Sox board where they hatch the plan to come here to do the same. They seem to forge these partnerships with NL team fans message boards every year in an effort to get their boys in (the ASG is really a joke these days). It looks like one of our members is a member there as well and linked them to WNFF.
I wonder if they've made it to other message boards yet. If anything I'm going to encourage people to vote for anyone other than Konerko for this ruse.
I am the member who provided the link to wnff. In that same thread, I posted that I would reach out to Nats fans about the idea as a fan of both teams. For the record, I have been attending Nats games since the 2006, and I have been a member of this site since 2008. I posted the link before it was brought to my attention that at least one other Sox fan had reached out to Cincy fans. I haven't read about any attempts to reach out to any other fan boards. I think the Nats came to mind for some Sox fans because there are quite a few of us who live in the DC/Balt. area and we regularly discuss the Nats on WSI. It was not meant as a ruse, it has just been a haphazard effort that caused some confusion.
At this point, I am not either encouraging or discouraging the idea, partly because the Sox's best player this year, Alex Rios, is not even on the Last Man ballot, and I think it's gotten a bit out of hand. For what it is worth, Konerko is the most popular Sox player not named Buehrle, has been with the team since 1999, and is in the last year of his contract.