The final two contestants in MLB Network’s (MLBN) Face of Major League Baseball competition were announced on the show, The Hot Stove, this morning. The final two will be Eric Sogard of the Oakland Athletics and David Wright of the New York Mets. It’s a battle of East Coast versus West Coast and a battle of a big name player in Wright versus a virtually, until now, unknown player in Sogard.
Sogard’s fans have made his “Nerd Power” extremely hard to beat. Their tweets, along with his teammates tweets, have been hilarious and the internet “memes” have been as well. The Athletics and their fans are supporting Sogard in this way but they are not offering prizes or follows for votes. Sogard is a great face for the Athletics. He is an underdog, a status the A’s themselves embrace. He is the epitome of small market teams and the adversities they face in the shadow of so many big market teams.
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