Eric Sogard Is Trendy


Eric Sogard founded himself trending on Twitter Thursday

Could Eric Sogard be the next Tim Tebow? He’s not a national phenomenon yet, but his huge social media following is trying to get him there.

For a little background, Sogard is the backup second baseman for the Oakland Athletics. Last year he platooned the position with a variety of players.

A’s fans didn’t care how often he played though. They fell in love with his lanky stature and hipster nerd glasses. They loved him so much he was almost voted as the “Face of MLB” on Twitter.

David Wright, the New York Mets super star third baseman won, beating Sogard by a hair. A career .241 hitter, he also beat Giants’ catcher Buster Posey to advance to the finals.

On Thursday Eric Sogard was hit by Buster Posey trying to throw him out at first. The play got A’s fans fired up, and suddenly he was trending on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/AnnaliseMorris/status/449386492289245184

https://twitter.com/K_Galleg/status/449386329822867457

https://twitter.com/BloodlineMAL/status/449384521029279745

Some fans had other thoughts about Sogard.

https://twitter.com/cannonballxx/status/449386426086326274

One fan just didn’t get it.

Sogard was originally drafted in 2007 in the second round of the amateur draft by the San Diego Padres. He was traded to the A’s in 2010.

Eric Sogard might not be the splashiest player, but he has found a home in Oakland. A’s fans genuinely love their nerdy second baseman, and looking at him it’s hard to deny his appeal.

[Photo Credit: Keith Allison]


Scott Croker

Scott Croker grew up writing short stories and watching sports. It was only fate his two loves would combine into a life of sports writing. He grew up in the great sports city of San Francisco and currently resides in LA, which is just a football team away from being complete. As he has gotten older he has realized that there is not much more in life he needs to be happy than a TV and laptop, although going to games is nice too.

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