MLB Network Returning “Face of MLB” Competition

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is the defending champ in MLB Network’s “Face of MLB” competition.

2013′s Face of MLB, Joey Votto (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

We’re some of you inundated with the #FaceofMLB tweets last year? If so, look forward to many more over the past month or so.

On the heels of MLB Network’s first Social Media Awards, the “Face of MLB” competition returned today! In fact, you can vote right now! You cast your vote by heading to Twitter and tweet #FaceofCLUBNAME and state the player you wish to vote as your favorite team’s franchise face. For today, the Cleveland Indians are the team, so if you wish to cast your vote for Jason Kipnis, you just need to do this:

#JasonKipnis #FaceofIndians

That’s it! You can tweet as many times as you’d like, even ask for re-tweets, too! I’m sure MLB wouldn’t mind it either. Last year’s competition scored over 1.6 million votes.

Results will be announced each weekday morning on MLB Network’s Hot Stove which airs at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Round 1 – Face of the Franchise
December 16: Indians (Jason Kipnis)
December 17: Brewers (Ryan Braun)
December 18: Twins (Joe Mauer)
December 19: Phillies (Chase Utley)
December 20: Astros (Jose Altuve)
December 23: Padres
January 2: Red Sox
January 3: Rockies
January 6: Mariners
January 7: Dbacks, Rangers
January 8: Nationals, Orioles
January 9: Cardinals, Royals
January 10: Tigers, Pirates
January 13: Athletics, Giants
January 14: Cubs, White Sox
January 15: Yankees, Mets
January 16: Dodgers, Angels
January 17: Braves, Blue Jays
January 20: Rays, Marlins

Round 2 – Face of MLB
January 21 through February 28

You may notice that one team is missing from the schedule. That’s the Cincinnati Reds as their first baseman Joey Votto was voted the Face of MLB for 2013 and receives a bye into the competition.

For more details on the competition and how you can help your favorite player be named the Face of MLB for 2014, head here.

Topics: MLB

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