Voting is open in the Face of MLB semifinal between Athletics closer Sean Doolittle and Giants catcher Buster Posey. Is this contest super dumb? Sure. But Sean Doolittle is loving it, writes Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
"It's really been fun to watch," said Doolittle, whose face has been Photoshopped into movie posters and stills, and onto superheroes and pop-culture icons. "I saw one video clip where I'm a Transformer. I'm on the 'Teen Wolf' poster. I'm carrying Yoda on my back.
"I'm doing a lot of cool stuff on the Internet right now."
How we got here
Sean Doolittle was first revealed as the Face of the Athletics on January 9 after a social media vote by A's fans. Doolittle then defeated Astros second baseman Jose Altuve by a 57-43 margin on January 30, followed by winning against Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina 54-46 on February 13. In the quarterfinal, Doolittle sneaked past Mariners ace Felix Hernandez 50.3-49.7 on February 19.
Buster Posey was granted a first round bye, and barely beat Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy 51-49 in the second round. In the quarterfinal against American League MVP Angels center fielder Mike Trout, Posey was the big winner 65-35.
How to vote
If you have a Twitter account, vote by tweeting anything with the hashtags #SeanDoolittle and #FaceOfMLB. Avoid misspellings or adding extra words, such as #ShawnDolitle or #FaceOfTheMLB or #SeanOfMLB. You can also retweet any tweet with those hashtags, and each twitter account can vote up to 25 times.
If you have a Facebook account, vote by commenting "#SeanDoolittle #FaceOfMLB" in the embedded MLB Network Facebook post:
Voting ends at 5 AM on Tuesday. If Doolittle advances, he will face Mets third baseman David Wright in the final this week.