It took long enough but MLB The Show announced today that Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie who is also Canadian will be the cover athlete for the game in 2014.
This will be the first time since Canada has had it’s own cover athlete that Jose Bautista will not grace the cover.
Fans have two options to vote on for the cover, both of them have Lawrie during the follow thru of his swing wearing the alternate “Blue” Jerseys that the Blue Jay fanbase seems to love. The only difference in the picture is one is from the left side and the other from the right side.
Like I said last year when Bautista was named for the cover, I wish they would give us a few more options when it comes to voting.
Nothing against Lawrie, who I’m a big fan of, but there are other Canadian players that are deserving of the honour. How about Joey Votto, Russell Martin or Micheal Saunders?
Why not go one better and let Canadian fans vote on any Major League player like they do in the USA. By the way the US fans voted Miguel Cabrera as their cover athlete for 2014.
To vote on which Lawrie cover you like best for the cover go to Playstation Canada’s Facebook page and comment on the cover you like, your name could be drawn for a signed jersey.