THEY'RE BACK AND THEY'RE MAD. THE BASEBALL MEDIA THOUGHT POLICE/BBWAA AWARDS POSSE IS IN A SNIT--THEIR AGENDA HAS BEEN HIJACKED BY THE COMMENTS OF LATE INNING RELIEVER, JON PAPELBON, WHICH CAUSED THE NAME OF MARIANO RIVERA TO BE IN THE PAPERS A LOT RECENTLY. IT WAS ALL PAPELBON'S DOING, OF COURSE--THE WRITERS WOULDN'T HAVE PUT RIVERA IN THE NEWS AT ALL--UNLESS HE ALLOWED A RUN TO SCORE OR SOMETHING EQUALLY BAD.
- The San Diego Chapter BBWAA member/AP sports writer Bernie Wilson picks up his typewriter in a desperate attempt to get his guy, Hoffman, some ink. Of course, he has nothing new to report--just rehashes the 'total saves' stat, doesn't mention all the appearances of only 1 IP, NEVER WITH MEN ON BASE, OF COURSE.
THEY HAVE NO SHAME. FLOGGING THE SAME CRAP, TO GET YOU TO BELIEVE THEIR GUY IS BETTER, SAINTLY, JUST BECAUSE OF THE TOTAL SAVE COOKIE STAT. PARENTHETICALLY, ANOTHER CLOSER, THEY ADMIT, HAS SOME WORLD SERIES RINGS, OK. END OF STORY THEY SAY AND CHANGE THE SUBJECT BACK TO MR. COOKIE. AREN'T THERE ANY OTHER DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE 2 LATE INNING RELIEVERS IN THE SAN DIEGO REPORTER'S COLUMN? NO. HOW ABOUT:
- Their guy had his chance in the post season too:
- Hoffman 2 HR/13.0 post season IP= 1HR/6.5 IP
- Mariano 2 HR/112.2 post season IP= 1HR/56 IP
If you want regular season, there's plenty to see. First, Hoffman's winning % is under 500. OK?
- 2nd, Mariano has 447 career saves, not 413.
I've detailed this topic countless times on this blog and elsewhere if anyone is interested. Naturally, the Bernie Wilson San Diego/AP/BBWAA public relations shriek was picked up by a piece of fishwrap on its last legs--the Worcester
Telegram & Gazette.
2006 AL Cy Young Votes by BBWAA:
|Johan Santana || 28 || 0 || 0 || 140 |
| Chien-Ming Wang || 0 || 15 || 6 || 51 |
| Roy Halladay || 0 || 12 || 12 || 48 |
| Francisco Rodriguez || 0 || 1 || 2 || 5 |
| Joe Nathan || 0 || 0 || 3 || 3 |
| Kenny Rogers || 0 || 0 || 3 || 3 |
| Justin Verlander || 0 || 0 || 2 || 2 |
| Scoring: 5 points for 1st-place vote, 3 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd.
2006 NL Cy Young Votes by BBWAA
- The point: THE BBWAA'S MESSAGE IS LOUD AND CLEAR: MARIANO RIVERA DOES NOT EXIST. TREVOR THEY LOVE.