Twilight Dawning Baseball Awards

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:

Batter:
2008 – Alex Rodriguez
2009 – Derek Jeter

Pitcher:
2008 – Mike Mussina
2009 – C.C. Sabathia

Bench:
2008 – Wilson Betemit
2009 – Ramiro Pena

Reliever:
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.

1 thought on “Twilight Dawning Baseball Awards

  1. No. It’s one of those things that is on my to-do list but it is such a long series and life is so busy………..
    I spent yesterday on the internet booking up my early summer stay in New York. I’ve booked tickets for 15 games including a Red Sox games and Old Timers Day. In nearly 60 visits to the old and new Yankee Stadiums, I’ve never managed a Red Sox game and I’ve only one Old Timers game under my belt. This year I had pre-sale access to Yankees tickets and five and a half weeks in New York so good times are ahead!

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