It’s still year end award season, and the results are in! We previously teased you with the front-runners, however I am now pleased to announce the final winners in the 2015 HBC (Name to be soon changed) Golden Blogger Awards! LET’S DO THIS!
Best Baseball Analysis – Longfoot Lefty – I mean, really spot on stuff here. Some of our finest work. Lefty, you should make sure to print this out and include it in your portfolio for when you apply for that job at ESPN, IMDB, or the White House. (Lefty was also considered for the Best Sport After The Cubs Meltdown Award and The Most Likely To Be On The FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Award.)
Best Musical Score – Indaburg – This was by far our most popular musical post, and I still can’t get some of these songs out of my head. Thanks a lot Inda!
Best Kicks – NBJays – We aren’t just about baseball, movies, and good tunes around here. NBJays teaches us all a thing or two about looking fly.
Best Use Of The Force – El Bravo – May the Fourth be with you.
Best Shameless Self-Promoter – Ren – Ren has really come into his own this year, and is single handed responsible for approximately 80% of the clicks we get on this site. How does he do it? By reposting links to his articles everywhere. Like I mean EVERYWHERE. How does he even find the time? Here are just a few examples of the sites that we’ve gotten referrals from as a result of Ren: MLB.com, MLBTradeRumors.com, NBCSports.com, SBNation, BaltimoreSun, WhiteSoxInteractive, AmazinAvenue, CrawfishBoxes, SI.com, CBSSports.com, TalkingChop, SouthSideSox, Disqus.com, and Yakyubaka. And there is more, but I simply ran out of time looking through them all. Keep up the amazing work Ren!
Smooth As Satin Award – ScoutSaysWeitersIsABust – #SpawnOfSatin
Best Recipe – Stex52 – For proving once and for all that Cake > Pie.
Best Use of Snark – Historiophiliac – This post set the stage for our comment of the year, and also happened to be the funniest post that’s ever been posted on this site.
Henry James Lifetime Achievement in Brevity Award – Old Gator – For making us all click define that every third word.
Ever since U left the D you
Got a reputation for yourself now
Everybody knows and I feel left out
Boy, you got me down, you got me stressed out
‘Cause ever since U left the D, you
Started wearing blue and goin’ out more
Glasses of champagne out on the turf floor
Hangin’ with some SS I’ve never seen before
Mile High Blogger – Indaburg – Many people may not know this, but Indaburg actually wrote this blog from the inside of a moving airplane. Now THAT’S dedication!
Bullwinkle Blogger of the Year – ProfMaddog31 – For keeping our bellies full late at night.
Favorite Search Term of the Year – Justin Bieber Making Duck Face – I have no clue how someone found us using this term, but they did.
Comment of the Year (AKA: SlappyMcKnucklePunch Award) – SmKP – The comment that was so good we named the award after him. I really felt like I was there in the room when this conversation happened.
Congratulations to all of the winners! Thank you all for a fantastic 2015! I can’t wait to see what happens in 2016. Thank you to all of our writers and commentators for making these awards, and the entire site possible. I’d also like to throw out a special thank you to ProfessorMaddog31, Historiophiliac, and Indaburg for their assistance in putting together the awards, the winners, and the categories.