The regular season is over and it is that time for the end of the season awards. Much like the newspapers have the BBWAA that votes on the end of the year awards that everyone makes a big deal about, us bloggers have the Baseball Bloggers Alliance that votes on our own version of the awards.
The BBA is comprised of nearly 300 baseball blogs and will shortly announce the winners, but first the votes must be cast. As chapter president of the Yankees chapter, I have collected and will announce the votes of the Yankees blogs that are members of the BBA. There are 13 eligible Yankee blogs that vote and our final decision counts as two votes in the overall BBA voting for each award.
Here are the eligible Yankees blogs that voted:
- Bronx Baseball Daily
- lenNY’s Yankees Blog
- It’s About The Money
- Subway Squawkers
- Lady Loves Pinstripes
- Double G Sports
- Lady At The Bat
- The Chuck Knoblog
- Yanks Go Yard
The Connie Mack Award is our name for the Manager of the Year award. The award is named after the Hall of Fame manager of the Philadelphia Athletics. Mike Scioscia won the first Manager of the Year award that the BBA gave out last season.
Here is how we voted:
- 1st Place: Ron Washington, Texas Rangers – 26 points
- 2nd Place: Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota Twins – 24 points
- 3rd Place: Terry Francona, Boston Red Sox – 20 points
Also receiving votes were Joe Maddon of the Rays, Joe Girardi of the Yankees (obviously), and Cito Gaston.
Over the next few days and weeks we will make announcements on a few more awards: The Willie Mays Award (Manager of the Year), the Goose Gossage Award (Top Reliever), the Walter Johnson Award (Top Pitcher), and the Stan Musial Award (Top Hitter).