Twitter users had their say, and on Thursday, Major League Baseball announced the winner of this year's hashtag-driven social media contest: San Francisco Giants' catcher Buster Posey was voted the #FaceofMLB.
The award does not bring Posey any more money, but definately heaps more love and adoration.
The symbolic title is driven by a Major League Baseball popularity bracket-style contest where fans weigh in on Twitter. Every tweet is a vote. Fans hashtag their favorite player; #BusterPosey and #FaceOfMLB to "register." Fans can also go to the MLB Facebook page to share a comment with the same hashtags. Theoretically, someone is counting up all these hashtags to reveal a winner.
The annual social media frenzy had come down to New York Mets third baseman David Wright, who won last year, and Posey, who was voted the Most Valuable Player in 2012.
Posey fans were thrilled.
"Couldn't have happened to a nicer, more deserving guy," tweeted a fan.