David Wright is the winner of MLB Network & MLB.com’s “Face of MLB” contest. Here is the bracket and how Wright advanced to the winner’s circle:
Wright beat Eric Sogard in the finals. If Sogard seems like an odd choice, there’s a reason behind it. Turns out that a lot of people thought the contest was, well, pointless. So they rallied behind Sogard as a type of protest vote. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Jose Bautista was taking the contest very seriously, promising to follow individuals on Twitter if they voted for him. Sogard beat Bautista in the semis.
The bottom line is that one year after being dubbed “Captain America” due to his spot on the WBC, Wright is now the Face of MLB. May it be the first of many awards for him this season. Now let’s hope Wright sings this tune to NL East foes
“I’m the face baby, is that clear,
I’m the face baby, is that clear,
I’m the face if you want it,
I’m the face if you want it, dear,
All the others are third class tickets by me, baby, is that clear.”