I never do this sort of thing…but I would really appreciate y’all’s help here.

Do you hate the hive mentality of DailyKos? Would you like to make them squirm?

Do you like baseball? Would you like to reward smart, non-partisan analysis that has influenced the way we all now approach baseball?

One of the greatest baseball bloggers in America, David Cameron of U.S.S. Mariner, is up for this online scholarship award. The people who run it, in their infinite wisdom, have made the contest an INTERNET POLL: the winner gets $10,000 to pay off their educational debts.

Cameron was the early favorite, but some other fellow named David Mauro, who runs a hard-left blog on Texas politics, went to Daily Kos and started diary-bombing the site begging people to run up the vote for them, by hook or by crook. It’s turned into something of a war between left-wingers and baseball fans, with the Kos people screaming about how they need to “support one of their own” (even if nobody’s heard of the guy Mauro) and that sabermetric blogging is a “commercial sell-out.”

We need help. Not only is Cameron one of the smartest, most hard-working, influential baseball thinkers in America (seriously, if you’ve ever read in-depth on statistical analysis, odds are you’ve read stuff either written or inspired by him), he’s newly married and could really use the money. This is a great guy who has not only changed the way an entire city thinks about sports, but helped influence the entire country. Don’t let him lose now because the worker-drones at KOS are smurfing the poll.

VOTING IS EASY. No registration, no secret tricks, nothing. Just go to the link below and vote for Dave Cameron. Make a Kos Kid kry today!

Vote Dave Cameron of U.S.S. Mariner

I’ve never done this sort of thing before, here or anywhere else, but it really matters this time. Help us out.

Visit U.S.S. Mariner today and read their quality analysis of the baseball world