UPDATE (5:25 PM): Shane Victorino wins the 2009 Final Vote! Good job, Phillies fans!
Shane Victorino found the secret for getting more votes: a walk-off single. Coming into Thursday morning, Victorino took the lead for the Final Vote balloting. Victorino has a very slim margin over Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants.
Assuming Victorino wins, Pennsylvania would like to tally more votes than Hawaii. Governors Ed Rendell and Linda Lingle teamed up so that if Hawaii wins, they will send pineapples to PA. If Pennsylvania wins, they will send cheesesteaks to Hawaii. There has been no conformation that Rendell will do a hula dance if Hawaii wins.
Even if Victorino does not win the Final Vote, he could still make the team because Carlos Beltran will be unable to play.
The Phillies and Tigers partnered up, so vote Bran Torino! Voting ends today at 4:00 p.m.
UPDATE (3:00 PM): Victorino has maintained his lead through 2:00 p.m.