Finally we have a ballot result that baseball fans, writers, experts and all of mankind can get behind.
Well, I hope that‘s the case anyway.
After a five-day voting period set up to allow fans to select the cover athlete for the MLB 13: The Show video game —which is scheduled for a March 5 release — it has been announced that Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen emerged victorious, beating out other superstars such as Matt Kemp, Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey to earn the coveted spot.
We’re also happy to report this means the hashtag wars connected to this contest that have consumed social media over the past week are also finished, meaning it should be safe to return to Twitter this weekend. Unless you don’t like football. In that case you should wait until Monday, as you would normally do.
Anyway, the results of the contest were actually quite surprising. McCutchen, who was by most accounts considered the underdog of the seven candidates selected, ended up pulling away from the pack with 108,147 total votes. That gave him a comfortable margin of victory over second place finisher CC Sabathia (89,054).
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