Members of the Toronto chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America gathered today, presumably at a St. Louis somewhere, for the purpose of coming up with the list of winners of their annual Jays awards.
Via an official release from the club, we have been told that Edwin Encarnacion has won both the Neil MacCarl Award as best player, as well as the award for most improved. Casey Janssen was named the club’s pitcher of the year, Aaron Loup was the club’s rookie of the year basically by default, while departing third base coach Brian Butterfield received the John Cerutti Award, “given to a person that exemplifies the goodwill, cooperation and character as displayed by the late John Cerutti.”
Somewhat disappointingly, we have not been told just what the fuck that other object in their logo is supposed to be– do they also cover stickball? Olympic torch relays? Joints that have started to canoe?
So… there’s that. The selection of these names, one can pretty safely assume, likely took all of about three minutes. So easy, even baseball writers couldn’t screw it up, amiright? Not even the two local chapter writers who absurdly put Miguel Cabrera above Mike Trout on their AL MVP ballots. Or whichever ones aren’t going to listen to Ray Ratto’s breathtaking, shouty sense when it comes to their upcoming Hall of Fame vote.
Oh, wait, it’s a pen!