They should have just re-named the This Year in Baseball Awards the Giants Rule the Universe Awards, for 2010. Seriously, we stole the show. I agreed with most the selections, although I think Madison and Cain are overlooked way too much. In my mind, one of them should have been Postseason MVP (or, you know, that guy named Cody Ross who hits homeruns obsessively?) instead of Timmy. Not to say Lincecum didn’t do well- even very, very well- but in my mind he wouldn’t be the postseason MVP.
Cain and MadBum seem happy enough, though.
And then I sort of think looking at the 2010 payrolls (from US Weekly’s website) tells its own story: one of the teams in the World Series had the ninth highest payroll, one had the 27th. Sabean was brilliant about handling his team, no doubt, but I think Daniels should have been Executive of the Year.
What really annoyed me about the Gibby’s, though, was how the hosts of the presentation show, Harold Reynolds and Greg Amsinger, announced a winner and then explained who they thought should have won and showed a highlight reel for that person. Then they talked briefly about the actual winner. Can you imagine if Barbra Streisand had announced Kathryn Bigelow as Best Director and then explained why James Cameron should have won and shown clips of Avatar? Not cool, MLB. Not cool at all.
p.s. Utterly off-topic, but The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the best Narnia movie yet. King Caspian lost the Spanish-ish accent (and upgraded from his title of Prince) and it’s absolutely beautiful and very funny. It’s slightly overdone at points, but if you need some offseason distraction, Diamond Girl says check it out.
And the Teenage Girl with Ichiro Being the “Ultimate Teenage Girl” should have won Fan Moment of the Year. Ichiro ran into her trying to catch a ball and she is decked out in tons of Mariners gear. Bo the Bailer has a lame nickname and no girlfriend. Obvious winner much?