Found October 09, 2012 on The Flagrant Fan:
As a card-carrying member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, one of my favorite duties is to vote in the alliance's post season award ballot. Voting is fun and it certainly is much more favorable to not having a voice. That is true in our country as it is for these award selections. It is a privilege.What follows is this Fan's official BBA ballot and feel free to disagree or agree as you will.The Connie Mack Award (best manager)National LeagueDavey JohnsonBruce BochyDusty BakerAmerican LeagueBob MelvinBuck ShowalterJoe GirardiRationale: How do you measure managers? It is impossible. So all such choices are subjective. The AL was a tossup and could have gone to either Melvin or Showalter. The A's sweep of the Rangers to end the season pushed the vote over the edge.Willie Mays Award (top rookie)National LeagueWade MileyBryce HarperMike FiersAmerican LeagueMike TroutYu DarvishYoenis CespedesRationale: The AL was a runaway and not worth discussing. In the NL, Miley and...

Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) 2012 End Of Season Awards: Connie Mack Award (AL)

As a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) I have the opportunity every year around this time to vote for the BBA End Of Season Awards. The first award up for grabs, so to speak, is the Connie Mack Award For Top Manager.Since I blog mostly about the Yankees I'm only required to put together a ballot for the American League winner. Here is my ballot:1st Place: Buck Showalter...

O’s-Yanks Game 1 Open Thread

“That man was coaching when I was in my dad’s nuts.” ~ Adam Jones on Buck Showalter Line: Orioles +1.5 Time: 6:05 p.m. ET Note: Looks like there’s a rain delay.
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