You’re looking at Stevie Delabar, an Elizabethtown, Kentucky native and relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. Delabar is in the running for the last spot on the American League team, which is determined by fan vote. He’s currently in the lead, but needs the BBN’s help to ensure he reaches his ultimate dream of playing in the All-Star game next week at Citi Field. Yankees fans are making a late push in support of David Robertson, and have narrowed the lead significantly.
Delabar is also a huge UK fan with a remarkable comeback story. A severe elbow injury at 27 forced him to retire and become a substitute teacher and assistant coach at John Hardin High School, where he created the Velocity Training Program to help young pitchers. His velocity increased from around 87 to the mid-90s, which caught the eyes of the Seattle Mariners, who gave him another chance.
Watch his story in this HBO Sports clip:
You can vote for Stevie using the following methods:
— Online at MLB.com
— Text “A2” to 89269
— Tweet #RaiseTheBar tomorrow between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The online and text polls close today at 4 p.m. ET. You know what to do.