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Eric Sogard: The Face of MLB? Quite possibly if A's fans vote today ...

Eric Sogard could be the winner of the "Face of MLB" Twitter promotion if he can out-poll the Mets' David Wright today online.
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In a current Twitter promotion, Major League Baseball is looking for the defining face of its sport, and after an elimination tournament, the Oakland Athletics' Eric Sogard is in the finals against David Wright of the New York Mets.

That's right: Eric Sogard.

The A's infielder has taken on and defeated, in order, the Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, the Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki, the San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey and the Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista.

Now, it's up to the fans again to decide if Sogard is the "Face of MLB", nerd glasses and all.

Some of the more "popular" players in baseball obviously haven't made it this far: the New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, on his way to retirement after the 2014 season, lost in the third round to Bautista, for example.

And Jeter himself knocked out the Boston Red Sox favorite David Ortiz in the second round, after Big Papi had a bye in the first round. Wright eliminated both the Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandex and the Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw just to get to the finals against Sogard.

Fans can tweet #EricSogard and #FaceofMLB up to 25 times from a Twitter account to vote, and the final tally will be announced Friday, February 28 at 9am ET. Votes count up until 8am ET on February 28.

Currently, it's a very close battle, with both players receiving 50% of the vote. Wright had an early 53%-47% lead this morning, and then Sogard took a small lead himself, going up 52%-48%.

The New York metropolitan area has 27 million potential voters, although, of course, not all of them are on Twitter or identify themselves as Mets fans. Meanwhile, Sogard is the big underdog, the only team representation in the promotion who isn't even a full-time starter on his squad.

But in that sense, Sogard is the A's: the eternal underdog, taking on Goliath in the playoffs, and winning anyway.

Don't forget to vote, Oakland fans ... 25 times, if needs be.

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