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Wedge and Melvin are managers of the year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by chester, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. chester

    chester Member

    Just moved on AP. Good to see the Indians raking in the postseason awards, although it would have been nicer to see them win the World Series. Oh well.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Melvin's a good call, I guess, though I thought Charlie Manuel did a better job considering the injuries the Phils had. But for Arizona to win as many games as it did despite being outscored for the season, maybe Melvin pushed all the right buttons.

    And while we're on the subject, why does the BBWAA wait so freakin' long to release these? Why not just do it during the playoffs (as football, basketball and hockey do) when people still give a shit?

    Any BBWAA members out there who can enlighten?
  3. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I think this is probably the right call. Torre did do a fine job of getting the Yankees to the playoffs after the Yankees' horrible start, but Wedge did a nice job to pull the Indians away from the pack and almost get home field for the playoffs.

    The 19-9 month of September the Indians had probably helped his cause greatly.
  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Not a member, but I like it better this way. The NBA awards get lost in the clutter of the three-month-long playoffs. Cheapens their meaning, IMO.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Sort of agree, but two weeks after the fact is a little extreme. It'll be three weeks by the time the MVP awards are released.

    Just for argument's sake, what if A-Rod signs with the Angels on Thursday, then is named MVP on Friday? Would be strange ...
  6. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    ESPN will be doing a one-hour special on what Joe Torre thinks of the winners. During this time Torre will talk about himself ad nauseum.
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Now you've done it. Casty is going to chew your sorry ass for that remark.
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Wither Ned Yost??
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Casty actually has a perfectly good explanation for this .. but I'll let him tell you if and when he wants.
  10. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    I'll try my best. As some of the old timers (Jack Lang, Dick Young, Milton Richman, Frank Dolson, Charlie Feeney et.al.) explained to me many years ago, they didn't want the announcements to be buried by playoffs and World Series, that they would get more play doing it this way. And yes, there is some sense of self-importance involved in keeping baseball (and the BBWAA) in the news throughout the year. When people used to complain about the voting, Lang would say something like, "It keeps us in the news."

    Hey, I had nothing to do with these rules, I'm just serving as messenger. Personally, it doesn't make much difference to me but I see no reason to change now.
  11. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Rockies got jobbed out of two awards.

    Hurdle should have been Manager of the Year, and Tulowitzki should have been Rookie of the Year.
  12. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I like it this way -- a couple weeks after the World Series and one section of awards a day. Rather than releasing all of them at once, we can reflect on each winner(s) one day at a time.
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