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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Civic leaders gathered at Busch Stadium Wednesday afternoon to encourage Cardinals fans to vote for their favorite players on the National League All-Star ballot.

The Cardinals asked fans to campaign for the players by using various hashtags on social media, including #CarpenterSkills, #FreesePlease, and #YadiYadiYadi.

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, Mayor Francis Slay, Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, and Cardinals Broadcaster Dan McLaughlin were in attendance.

Fellow mascots Louie the Bear and Rampage the Ram joined Fredbird in solidarity for the event.