• MLB Network’s #FaceofMLB Contest

    Posted by on February 21st, 2013 · Comments (6)

    PSA for my friends at MLB Network…

    Derek Jeter is currently battling the Reds’ Joey Votto in MLB Network’s #FaceofMLB contest on Twitter. The winner of the matchup moves to the final four of MLB Network’s bracket to decide who is the Face of MLB. You can view the current bracket matchups here.

    Fans can vote through today by tweeting #DerekJeter or #JoeyVotto. New York Knicks Center Tyson Chandler has gotten involved, asking his followers to vote for #DerekJeter. Currently, Jeter and Votto are neck and neck in the voting.

    Comments on MLB Network’s #FaceofMLB Contest

    1. MJ Recanati
      February 21st, 2013 | 8:37 am

      Joey Votto is an incredibly impressive ballplayer but, honestly, I have no idea what he looks like and I wouldn’t know it if I were standing next to him on a subway platform.

      Derek Jeter is the face of baseball. I get that MLB wants to market players but they should pick guys that are a little more distinctive than Joey Votto. Pujols? Hamilton? Verlander? At least pick a guy that’s been on TV before that casual fans have heard of.

      #MarketingFail

    2. February 21st, 2013 | 8:41 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Derek Jeter is the face of baseball.

      Yup. Everyone knows Jeter, even non-baseball fans. Doesn’t hurt that he has a name that too…

      Der-rick, Gee-ter. It’s like Mick-ee Man-till.

    3. February 21st, 2013 | 12:19 pm

      Votto won in a landslide, 65% to 35%.

    4. MJ Recanati
      February 21st, 2013 | 1:08 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Votto won in a landslide, 65% to 35%.

      To be expected. Apart from Reds and Yankees fans, everyone else was a Yankee-hater.

    5. Raf
      February 21st, 2013 | 1:41 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Votto won in a landslide, 65% to 35%.

      Color me surprised.

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Steve L. wrote:
      Votto won in a landslide, 65% to 35%.
      To be expected. Apart from Reds and Yankees fans, everyone else was a Yankee-hater.

      Maybe, but Jeter is usually what people like about the Yankees.

    6. 77yankees
      February 21st, 2013 | 7:32 pm

      Yankee fans see this for what it is – subjective time filler – and couldn’t care less about wasting time voting.

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