In 2008 and 2009, we did something fun called the “Twilight Dawning Baseball Awards”. Once again we’re going to repeat it
Basically, any New York Yankee who got a positive mention in one of my monthly baseball reports scores a point. Any Yankee who gets a negative mention loses a point. Any player who ranked as a good surprise in a report also scores a mark and anyone who was noted as bad surprise also loses a point.
We total up the marks and award the best batter, best pitcher, best bench player and best reliever with a mention in my column – what more could they want!
It also enables me to have a jumping off point to get the baseball discussion running until the new season starts.
Just for the record, the 2008 / 2009 winners were:
2008 – Alex Rodriguez
2009 – Derek Jeter
2008 – Mike Mussina
2009 – C.C. Sabathia
2008 – Wilson Betemit
2009 – Ramiro Pena
2008 – Mariano Rivera
2009 – Rivera – Robertson – Aceves
Watch in the next few days for the 2010 announcement
All will be revealed.
* The TWI-D (Twilight dawning) awards are not associated with the TWIB (This week in Baseball) awards or any other less prestigious prize.