Monday, November 15, 2010

The right chioice -- even if you're not a Giants fan

Buster Posey narrowly defeats Jason Heyward for NL Rookie of the Year.This one was reminiscent of Stretch's astounding 1959 season. Key verbiage from MLB.com -- Posey cooled off a bit at the plate in August but rebounded with eight homers in the season's stretch run in September and October. The rookie worked his way into the cleanup spot, from where he helped lift the Giants over the Padres and into the playoffs as the NL West champions on the season's final day.

John Shea of the Chronicle tweeted this -- @JohnSheaHey More about how you finish than how you start? Heyward homered in 1st reg-season AB, Posey homered in his last reg-season AB

3 Comments:

Anonymous 22gigantes said...

"Buster Posey narrowly defeats Jason Heyward for NL Rookie of the Year."

Narrowly?

You call 20 first place votes to 9 first place votes narrow?

129 points to 107?

Coghlan beat Happ by just 11 points in 2009. That's narrow.

Braun beat Tulowitzki by 2 points in 2007. NOW THAT'S NARROW.

How about "Buster Posey defeats Jason Heyward for NL Rookie of the Year"?

12:30 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

Fair enough, 22 Gigantes. 129-107 isn't exactly a landslide, but "narrow" is probably not the right word either.

3:29 PM  
Blogger aquaken said...

You may have been swayed by the pre-election prognostications that forecast a razor-thin margin of victory. This definitely felt like a runaway, based on the 1st-place votes.

9:42 AM  

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