Congratulations to Minnesotan Joe Mauer for winning this year's AL MVP award! Mauer received 27 of 28 first-place votes from the Baseball Writer's Association of America. The lone dissenter voted for Miguel Cabrera. While the world may never know who dared to snub the universally beloved Twinkie catcher, I have my suspicions....
My computer won't let me upload a photo of Joe Mauer. Could my radiant aura of Jeter fidelity be causing this mechanical malfunction? Okay, fine, let's not get mystical. It won't let me upload ANY photos. So, for now, those who don't already know will just have to wonder...WHAT'S A JOE MAUER? (wording via)
Sorry for being remiss in my awards blogging. It's kind of pointless to do it without pictures. But as a placeholder:
PLEASE CONGRATULATE YOUR 2009 NL CY YOUNG AWARD WINNER, TIM LINCECUM!
[photo of awkwardly flexible young white dude in a Tony Hawk for PS2-esque outfit getting arrested on marijuana charges and subsequently lauded by the entire city of San Fransisco...you nutty hippies]
PLEASE CONGRATULATE YOUR 2009 AL CY YOUNG AWARD WINNER, CC SABATHIA!
Psyche! He didn't win this award! [intense close-up photo of Zack Greinke looking deep into your soul and disapproving strongly of its contents]
SILVER SLUGGERS: AL EDITION
blah blah blah Derek Jeter blah blah
SILVER SLUGGERS: NL EDITION
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Wow, this may be the rudest thing I've ever done to the internet! A sincere celebratory post with pictures forthcoming, I promise.