Apr 21, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, right, watches his RBI single hit off Miami Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia, not pictured, scoring Homer Bailey, not pictured, during the third inning at Great American Ball Park. (David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports)

Joey Votto and the Face of MLB Honors


You remember the whole Joey Votto and the Face of the MLB thingy and the massive retweets and how over the span of the contest you lost a few dozen Twitter followers, right? Well, Votto received his honor last evening – T-shirt and everything.

The Reds first baseman also took some time to speak to the duo of Brain Kenny and Harold Reynolds on MLB Network’s MLB Now prior to last night’s game.

Here’s Votto on being chosen as the Face of MLB:

Thank you so much to the fans. I can’t tell you, and I’m being sincere when I say this, it means a tremendous amount to me. Because even if the Bryce Harpers and the Matt Kemps and the big superstars of our game win it in the future, I’ll always be able to say a player from Cincinnati, a player from a Midwest team, a Canadian player born in Toronto, won the Face of Major League Baseball. That was a byproduct of the fans. I can’t take credit for it, but I certainly can show my appreciation. I’m always going to remember this. I can’t wait to receive the award on the field and hear what the fans have to say.

The road for Votto was as follows:

- 1st round: Joe Mauer
- 2nd round: Jose Bautista
- Quarter-finals: Derek Jeter
- Semi-finals: Andrew McCutchen
- Finals: Matt Kemp

The closest was when Votto squared off against Jeter. The results were 65-35 for Joey. Again, that was the closest contest. Reds fans sure know how to work the Twitterverse.

Now, here’s the entire interview Votto had with Kenny and Reynolds. At the beginning, there is a recap of Votto and his amazing numbers. Well, the numbers he amassed during the contest, that is. His baseball numbers are amazing as well, but you already knew that.

The vid…


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