2014 SB Nation MLB Awards:
The SB Nation's baseball sites are taking a different approach to awards season this time around, which spares me the stress of wondering if my MVP, Cy Young and ROY ballots will be completely different than the rest of the SB Nation's writers' ballots as I have in past seasons.
[ed. note - "For the most part in the past, my voting ended up being closer to the BBWAA writers' voting than the other SB Nation baseball writers' choices FWIW and IIRC."]
But instead of voting on the traditional awards this season, the decision was made to have each of our respective communities vote on the following categories:
The categories are:
- Funniest moment - (November 3rd - Today! Below!)
- Most regrettable moment - Nov. 5th
- Defensive play of the year - Nov. 7th
- Most important hit of the year - Nov. 10th
- Best pitching appearance of the year - Nov 12th [ed. note - "And seriously, if you vote for anything other than Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter, I will ban you."]
- Team of the year - Nov. 14th
After that, starting on November 17th, the winners in each category will be sent on to the writers at sbnation.com/MLB where an MLB committee will select 4-5 nominees for each category based on team site results and hold a nationwide vote for each on sbnation.com/MLB to determine the league-wide winners.
So, your assignment, if you choose to accept it?:
First step: Nominate your choices for each of the categories above in the comments section below so it's not just about my opinion but "our" opinion as a community-ish collection of Nats fans.
We've started things off (and by "we" I mean, Doghouse and I) with our own choices for the "Funniest moment" of the Nationals' 2014 campaign by coming up with our own list of the Top 6 funniest things we could remember from the last season and we included a poll below where you can vote for the funniest.
If there's something we forgot, we can and will add it to the list and poll, so feel free to suggest anything you want.
Anyway, here's our list of the...
• Top 5 Funniest Moments of the Nationals' 2014 campaign (in no particular order):
6. Jayson Werth goes all "Mean Girls" and says, "You go, Dan Kolko!":
5. Denard Span objects to quick pitch from Cliff Lee (aka: "C'mon, man."):
(GIF version via Fangraphs/NotGraphs)
4. Jose Lobaton gets foul ball caught in mask:
3. Worst slide back into first... ever? Bryce Harper, folks. Sorry, Harp:
2. That time Anthony Rendon yawned during an at bat [ed. note - "Rendon later said, 'I can't yawn? What's wrong with that? It's just lack of oxygen to the brain,' in an interview with Ray Knight."]:
1. Tyler Clippard's wild pitch (and the sad way the ball rolls back into frame):
0. Dan Kolko + Kevin Frandsen = "There is no wrong pipe!":
-1. Bryce Harper disrespects the "A":