Victorino reaches for the All-Stars with a little help from his fans

    A Philadelphia Phillies star came to City Hall Thursday seeking some help getting into the All-Star Game.

    Shane Victorino came to Mayor Michael Nutter’s office seeking some last-minute support in his bid to return to the baseball All-Star Game. Victorino says he is feeling good and hopes Phillies fans will put him over the top in the online voting.

    “If it happens, it happens. Obviously, Philly fans are very supportive I appreciate the fact being recognized and being on this final ballot means a lot,” said Victorino. “But I think the greatest thing would be being able to play in the game and see my teammates and be with them when they are in Arizona on Tuesday.”

    Victorino has been injured. He says rejoining the team is his first priority. Victorino was in the All-Star game in 2009 and says it was a thrill second only to winning the World Series.

    Online voting continues until 4 p.m. Thursday.

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