There’s some wacky fun times happening in the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America.
Miguel Cabrera for AL MVP, a bad choice, but a little bit understandable because there’s history there. But Ian Kinsler? Justin Upton? CAMERON MAYBIN??? Michael Fulmer for AL Cy Young?!?!? Are you serious? K-Rod for Reliever? And Brad Ausmus for AL Manager of the Year?
Your F.I. team might be homers, but this is ridiculous. At least we don’t have a legitimate vote in something. I would like to think that if any of us became IBWAA voters, we would be honest and fair about things. Not vote for retired players and/or openly troll. Brad Ausmus for AL Manager of the Year. Shaking my goddamn head over here.
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Fulmer at least might lead the league in era, but Sanchez as second over Verlander?
Reading that ballot made my eyes pop out. I am a Homer for my teams, but damn. Even I know better than that!
You can pop your eyes back in using a tablespoon.
Luckily for me, I employ Acme Brand technology.
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Chris Johnson for righthanded first base platoon.
No reason. We just like voting for stiffs like dat.
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I’m going to suggest that the writer might have been doing this as some kind of elaborate and ill-conceived joke. Perhaps he wanted to see if people were paying attention:
David Price and Rick Porcello were listed under “NL Cy Young”. That would be a surprise to either one of them.
Trevor Rosenthal was listed as second for NL Reliever. Rosenthal pitched 40 innings with a hurt arm and accumulated an ERA of 4.4 and a WHIP of 1.9(!).
Either he was really drunk, or this was some attempt to check if the system was working.
But I have no sympathy. Clean out the idiots.
Uh-oh. There goes the foundation of our civilization.
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