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(KQED San Francisco)   The "Face of MLB" fan vote finals pits the Mets' David Wright against the A's Eric Sogard. Or, some guy who doesn't deserve this award vs. a guy no one knew about until everyone got tired of Joey Bats' bullshiat   (blogs.kqed.org) divider line 45
    More: Amusing, Eric Sogard, Major League Baseball, Mets, Jose Bautista, A's, Oakland, Buster Posey, Sergio Romo  
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2014-02-28 09:02:32 AM  
I feel like the shortstop should be the face of baseball - he makes a good choice. Completely faceless and ignorable - just like MLB.

/why isn't this in the Entertainment tab?
 
2014-02-28 09:17:06 AM  
I've never regarded this as anything more than something that allows Matt Vasgersian and Harold Reynolds to kill time on Hot Stove in the morning during the offseason.
 
2014-02-28 09:18:18 AM  
I have no idea why this contest is running.
 
2014-02-28 09:21:08 AM  
And, watching Hot Stove now... they just announced who won. Wright beat Sogard 51-49.
 
2014-02-28 09:25:27 AM  

Wettner: I have no idea why this contest is running.


Apparently it's for a good cause? Someone tweeted that to defend mr. Bats but there has been a lack (rather a complete absence) of promotion for that good cause.

Dude, I love ya bats but holy hell
 
2014-02-28 09:28:17 AM  
metsmerizedonline.com

This is where my vote went
 
2014-02-28 09:29:44 AM  
Shame on MLB for fixing the final in favor of David Wright.

They killed the only interesting part of this season.
 
2014-02-28 09:43:11 AM  
Joey Bats would blow up my feed daily... it was annoying.
 
2014-02-28 09:44:55 AM  
I read that as "Face of MILF" :^(
 
2014-02-28 09:46:45 AM  

PowerSlacker: Shame on MLB for fixing the final in favor of David Wright.

They killed the only interesting part of this season.


I think they did it for the Cubs vote too. I checked Twitter when it came time for their nomination and there was a big-ass movement to give it to Justin Grimm.

Then all of a sudden it went to Anthony Rizzo.
 
2014-02-28 09:51:11 AM  
Guy is nicknamed "Captain America." Of course he wins.

/Mets fan
//Spring Training Opening Day today!
 
2014-02-28 09:51:15 AM  

Gunderson: [metsmerizedonline.com image 276x300]

This is where my vote went


Mr. Met and Mr. Redlegs should battle to the death for the title.
 
2014-02-28 10:13:44 AM  

Gunderson: [metsmerizedonline.com image 276x300]

This is where my vote went


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-28 10:28:34 AM  
This is like when Peyton Hillis won the fan-vote to be on the Madden cover.

Everyone knows Derek Jeter is the face of the MLB
 
2014-02-28 10:28:56 AM  
This is a dumb award.

But a 7 time all-star in the prime of his career who tends to show up in nationally visible spots (Winter Baseball Classic, very good numbers in all-star games) might get picked for this sort of thing.  Hard to say he doesn't deserve it.
 
2014-02-28 10:58:23 AM  

Gosling: And, watching Hot Stove now... they just announced who won. Wright beat Sogard 51-49.


And it was rigged. Wright made up a 35,000 vote deficit in the last 40 minutes, suddenly voting at a 400% pace, with a surge that came from... S.E. Asia, a MLB hotbed.

Fark you, Bud Selig. I'm on to you, you cheat.

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The Face of MLB (in a just world)
 
2014-02-28 11:20:33 AM  
For me, there hasn't been a 'Face of Baseball' since Marge Schott died.
 
2014-02-28 11:21:55 AM  
The face of MLB has to be a Latino, right?
 
2014-02-28 11:43:40 AM  
I'm sure they're just doing what's best for business.
 
2014-02-28 11:52:16 AM  
lh3.ggpht.com

Face? I can't even find his face in there.
 
2014-02-28 11:57:36 AM  
Interesting how the vote went:

pbs.twimg.com

Sogard led until the final 15 minutes, then lost by 11,268 votes. Now I'm forced to join little Alison Pincey in hating David Wright forever.
 
2014-02-28 12:14:42 PM  
As a life long Mets fan, I'm glad he won. It may be the only thing the Mets win all season.

In all honesty, I would have chosen Jeter, but he lost in a previous round.
 
2014-02-28 12:14:52 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Sogard led until the final 15 minutes, then lost by 11,268 votes. Now I'm forced to join little Alison Pincey in hating David Wright forever.


Time zones, how the fark do they work?
 
2014-02-28 12:15:05 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Interesting how the vote went:



Sogard led until the final 15 minutes, then lost by 11,268 votes. Now I'm forced to join little Alison Pincey in hating David Wright forever.


Is that when voting closes? When some east coasters wake up? (Myself included) and the height of sogard's lead was when west coast goes to bed? Just something to think about
 
2014-02-28 12:16:02 PM  

VvonderJesus: I'm sure they're just doing what's best for business.


So, when does Selig send someone out to chokeslam Sogard in the middle of the game?
 
2014-02-28 12:16:52 PM  

Terlis: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Sogard led until the final 15 minutes, then lost by 11,268 votes. Now I'm forced to join little Alison Pincey in hating David Wright forever.

Time zones, how the fark do they work?


That's fine, explain the influx of votes from South East Asia. Or don't, I'm sure MLB has that covered.

/hint: it was RIGGED
 
2014-02-28 12:19:34 PM  

thecpt: Is that when voting closes? When some east coasters wake up? (Myself included) and the height of sogard's lead was when west coast goes to bed? Just something to think about


Seriously.  You mean to tell me an online vote that goes from 9am EST to 8am EST the next day would see a sharp increase in voting for a East coast player during the exact time when people in NYC are waking up and looking at their computer before going to work?  And the west coast people are asleep?
 
2014-02-28 12:19:34 PM  

thecpt: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Interesting how the vote went:

Sogard led until the final 15 minutes, then lost by 11,268 votes. Now I'm forced to join little Alison Pincey in hating David Wright forever.

Is that when voting closes? When some east coasters wake up? (Myself included) and the height of sogard's lead was when west coast goes to bed? Just something to think about


Voting closed at 8am this morning.  so pretty much New York fans got a little extra time of being awake to go for a final push.  Mets fans have so little to be happy about, so they figured they'd at least win something.
 
2014-02-28 12:22:08 PM  
Ahhhh, baseball fans- Getting excited or upset my meaningless shiat since 1860...
 
2014-02-28 12:22:51 PM  

ManateeGag: As a life long Mets fan, I'm glad he won. It may be the only thing the Mets win all season.

In all honesty, I would have chosen Jeter, but he lost in a previous round.


Yeah, congratulation to David Wright. He's a cool ballplayer. And I'm just funnin' ya (for the most part) about this popularity contest being rigged. I mean, who the hell is Eric Sogard? I'm a fan of his, but who else has ever heard of him? We A's fans wuz trollin' this whole stupid contest.And we darned near pulled off the greatest upset in MLB history.

/PLAY BALL!
 
2014-02-28 12:31:19 PM  
coedmagazine.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-28 01:05:46 PM  

Pinhead Patriot: [coedmagazine.files.wordpress.com image 600x350]


Stay Classy, Philadelphia.
 
2014-02-28 01:17:17 PM  

Keith Moon: Ahhhh, baseball fans- Getting excited or upset my meaningless shiat since 1860...


Shouldn't you be out blowing up drum kits and driving expensive cars into hotel pools?

/sorry, had to say it
 
2014-02-28 01:57:48 PM  
I didn't even know this was a thing.
Good for David though. This is probably the only thing the Mets will win all year.
 
2014-02-28 03:13:56 PM  
Welcome to Obama's MLB
 
2014-02-28 03:14:14 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gosling: And, watching Hot Stove now... they just announced who won. Wright beat Sogard 51-49.

And it was rigged. Wright made up a 35,000 vote deficit in the last 40 minutes, suddenly voting at a 400% pace, with a surge that came from... S.E. Asia, a MLB hotbed.

Fark you, Bud Selig. I'm on to you, you cheat.

[img.fark.net image 600x782]

The Face of MLB (in a just world)


So this is what you were going on about yesterday. Lucky you, having Adam Savage play second base for your favorite team.
 
2014-02-28 03:21:28 PM  

jedzz: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gosling: And, watching Hot Stove now... they just announced who won. Wright beat Sogard 51-49.

And it was rigged. Wright made up a 35,000 vote deficit in the last 40 minutes, suddenly voting at a 400% pace, with a surge that came from... S.E. Asia, a MLB hotbed.

Fark you, Bud Selig. I'm on to you, you cheat.

[img.fark.net image 600x782]

The Face of MLB (in a just world)

So this is what you were going on about yesterday. Lucky you, having Adam Savage play second base for your favorite team.


I don't know who Adam Savage is. If he's just some TV guy, don't bother LMGTFYing it for me, because I don't care.
 
2014-02-28 03:30:40 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: jedzz: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gosling: And, watching Hot Stove now... they just announced who won. Wright beat Sogard 51-49.

And it was rigged. Wright made up a 35,000 vote deficit in the last 40 minutes, suddenly voting at a 400% pace, with a surge that came from... S.E. Asia, a MLB hotbed.

Fark you, Bud Selig. I'm on to you, you cheat.

[img.fark.net image 600x782]

The Face of MLB (in a just world)

So this is what you were going on about yesterday. Lucky you, having Adam Savage play second base for your favorite team.

I don't know who Adam Savage is. If he's just some TV guy, don't bother LMGTFYing it for me, because I don't care.


No, Adam Savage, nicknamed the Man of Bronze, was a physician, surgeon, scientist, adventurer, inventor, explorer, researcher, and musician who had amazing adventures spanning the globe.

He's probably a good glove, no hit second baseman though.
 
2014-02-28 03:34:00 PM  
What are Wright's responsibilities as the Face of MLB? And who is the Thighs of MLB?
 
2014-02-28 03:46:13 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: jedzz: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gosling: And, watching Hot Stove now... they just announced who won. Wright beat Sogard 51-49.

And it was rigged. Wright made up a 35,000 vote deficit in the last 40 minutes, suddenly voting at a 400% pace, with a surge that came from... S.E. Asia, a MLB hotbed.

Fark you, Bud Selig. I'm on to you, you cheat.

[img.fark.net image 600x782]

The Face of MLB (in a just world)

So this is what you were going on about yesterday. Lucky you, having Adam Savage play second base for your favorite team.

I don't know who Adam Savage is. If he's just some TV guy, don't bother LMGTFYing it for me, because I don't care.

No, Adam Savage, nicknamed the Man of Bronze, was a physician, surgeon, scientist, adventurer, inventor, explorer, researcher, and musician who had amazing adventures spanning the globe.

He's probably a good glove, no hit second baseman though.


LOL, now that reference I get! :)

www.docsavagelibrary.com

Actually, on reflecting, I realized that I do know who Adam Savage is, as I've seen Mythbusters at my brother's house. Good show, and yeah I can see some resemblance, so kudos to jedzz for that comment.
 
2014-02-28 06:11:25 PM  

ManateeGag: Pinhead Patriot: [coedmagazine.files.wordpress.com image 600x350]

Stay Classy, Philadelphia.


It's from an Onion video
 
2014-02-28 06:24:42 PM  

neuroflare: ManateeGag: Pinhead Patriot: [coedmagazine.files.wordpress.com image 600x350]

Stay Classy, Philadelphia.

It's from an Onion video


Yup, the very one I referenced in my post above.

/RIP Alison Pincey
 
2014-02-28 09:31:41 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Interesting how the vote went:

[pbs.twimg.com image 472x437]

Sogard led until the final 15 minutes, then lost by 11,268 votes. Now I'm forced to join little Alison Pincey in hating David Wright forever.


There are vote trackers for this silly bullshiat?

VASGERSIAN AND HAMMOND USE IT TO FILL AIRTIME IN THE OFFSEASON IN BETWEEN BOUTS OF KEVIN MILLAR CRITIQUING THE MANNER IN WHICH PEOPLE SCREAM 'GOT HEEEEEEEEEEEM'
 
2014-02-28 11:55:06 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: We A's fans wuz trollin' this whole stupid contest.And we darned near pulled off the greatest upset in MLB history.


Thanks to The Ticket (local sports talk radio), we Rangers fans were helping.  A lot.
 
2014-03-01 12:03:17 AM  

Slow To Return: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: We A's fans wuz trollin' this whole stupid contest.And we darned near pulled off the greatest upset in MLB history.

Thanks to The Ticket (local sports talk radio), we Rangers fans were helping.  A lot.


That's too cool! Y'all Rangers are all-right! Muchas gracias!

/good luck this season!
 
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