I remain horrified by the ongoing ravages of unchecked democracy today, as I peruse the latest results of MLB’s profoundly stupid Face of MLB Twitter contest. Not only has Arizona turned out in overwhelming numbers to allow Paul Goldschmidt to roundly trounce Mike Trout, but now he’s got a good lead on Joey Votto.
While the Goldschmidt campaign seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train (even as he may be contaminating the planet in a manner that may one day render it uninhabitable), and may very well be primed to go all the way to the end, there are several faces that the voters, in their infinite wisdom don’t even get to consider. All of them would be far better choices than anyone still alive in the tournament (Eric Sogard? Puh-lease!)
Here now is where I turn the choosing of the alternative face of Major League Baseball over to you, the people, so you can demonstrate what a terrible decision I have made and provide more evidence as to why democracy debases us all and brings even the greatest man low.
Destroyer of laptops and my personal nemesis, Chavez will earn $3.5 million in 2014, which figures to be about the average salary for a MLB player.
If you think the game is forever stained by the use of PEDs, he is your poster boy.
He has broadcast games featuring virtually every important ballplayer since 1950, is everyone’s favorite grandfather, and continues to serve as the game’s greatest ambassador from the broadcast booth.
Writers have effectively hijacked the HOF, and view themselves as the keepers of the game’s legacy. Let them have it.
Clark the Cub
Cute and cuddly, safe and testing well for kids from ages 2-12 (so long as he’s not sporting a dong), Clark is the crystallization of modern corporate baseball made flesh and fur.
Deranged Joe Mauer
His calm demeanor finally gone, Joe’s finally flipped his lid, and who knows what he’s capable of if he’s not appeased?!?
If none of those meet your needs, please propose alternatives in the usual place.
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