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Derek Jeter haters have another reason to roll their eyes. The Yankee captain has won the Gold Glove award again. Congrats, DJ.
Of course, ESPN thinks he didn't deserve it... :-P
I don't know why they just don't announce it. They already have the results. It's like they try to drag out some sort of tension for as long as they can.
If players only vote, I'll listen. Until then, I'll just wait for Time magazine to name Ayman al-Zawahiri as 'Person of The Year', for his media savvy if nothing else.
Sigh .... :-(
Intelligent baseball fan... considering the excessive booing and blame certain individuals had received this season, the people who voted on this might have figured there weren't that many to make a difference, so what the hell...
17 Diana, I'm curious to see what Dewan's system says about Cano. BP's numbers had him significantly better than Grudz.
Pudge beating out Jorgie? I doubt half those managers voting even notice whats going on.
The GG is supposed to be awarded for "superior individual fielding performance." I love DJ for his hitting, his competitiveness, his clutch performances, his over-the-shoulder catches that make very tough plays look automatic, and all his intangible qualities. But anyone who claims that DJ is now, or has ever been, the "superior fielding" SS in the AL is either lying, blind, or just plain doesn't know anything about playing SS. He is an average fielder, with limited range and a mediocre arm who makes a couple of kinds of plays as well as anybody. One wonders why he was never converted to an outfielder, honestly.
It's clearly a politically-motivated, veteran's award, and very difficult to lose once you win it a couple of times.
I was responding to 15 who suggested intelligent baseball fans should be up in arms about Jeter winning this. I totally disagree with that.
It really annoys me how they've PC'ed that feature. It was originally conceived as the person who had the greatest effect on world events that year. They gave it to Hitler, Stalin twice, and the Ayatollah Khomeini. Then in 2001 they give it to Rudy Giuliani, when it clearly should have been Osama Bin Laden. Obviously this isn't the biggest deal in the world, but i think it shows how the media has really lost it's balls and is more concerned with pleasing people than reporting on the truth
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