Baseball Awards

To me, the baseball awards are completely meaningless.  Players somehow get their resumes reduced for not playing on a winning team, pitchers are basically ineligible to win the MVP award and Rookie of the Year can go to a guy who has played Pro Baseball in Japan for 9 years.  Now, having said all that, I have nothing else to talk about right now as I wait patiently for Jake Peavy to become a Brave.

NL Cy Young BaseballTim Lincecum won the NL Cy Young Award after posting an 18-5 record with a 2.62 ERA and 265 strikeouts.  In the interview, Lincecum said his reaction to the news was, “Woo hoo!”  This proves to me, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he is actually 12 years old, not 24 as is commonly reported. He also kind of looks like McLovin.

I don’t really have any problems with this decision.  The debate was around CC Sabathia who was lights out for the Milwaukee Brewers after his trade from the Cleveland Indians.  I would have voted for Lincecum too, he was the best pitcher in the NL this year, not half-year.

Today, Cliff Lee won the AL Cy Young after putting together one of the best seasons we have seen since Pedro Martinez was in his prime.  Lee went 22-3 with a 2.54 ERA.  That’s a far cry from last season when he went 5-6 with a 6.25 ERA and a trip back to the minors.  Lee received 24 of the 28 first-place votes with Toronto’s Roy Halladay getting the other four.  The four writers who put Halladay ahead of Lee should have their vote stripped.

Anyway, I’m making my first trip to the Sprint Center in Kansas City tonight to see a Coldplay concert and Weller is in Denver, so the posts may slow down for a little while.

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