The AL Cy Young went to Bartolo Colon, who had the most
wins. Kevin Kennedy and others say this award is about
total wins. Then, why are people voting on it? And who
exactly is voting? As Jack O'Connell was just discussing,
more and more papers are not allowing their writers to
vote on awards due to conflict of interest issues. Included
in that list are: The LA Times, The New York Times, The
The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, & The Atlanta
Journal Constitution (although the latter allows certain
writers just to vote for the HOF). I've personally heard
many writers express their views on this subject, and
their emotions clearly negate reality in many cases. The
Cy Young voting procedure should clearly be scrapped.
As it is, some writers are clinging to a crumbling empire.
The rest of us have more access to information these days,
and your own newspapers are continually dropping out of
your questionable game. It's over. In the meantime,
Kennedy and Dibble are ecstatic.