2017 IBWAA Awards Ballot!

As we stand on the precipice of the end of another baseball season, we finally get the part where we argue about awards!

This is the second year that I’ve had a ballot in the IBWAA (Internet Baseball Writers Association of America) year-end awards selection and, as I said last year, it’s something I take pretty seriously because I completely understand how serious fans take it.

Trust me, I got hammered last year on Twitter with people who vehemently disagreed with my ballot and while I felt I was able to justify selections, it did serve as a reminder to ensure that no fuckery occurs.

This was a helluva season, wasn’t it? Big injuries, bigger homers, fun streaks and disappointing, wastes of seasons (coughMetscough). All that action is setting up for a very fun October with a number of intriguing postseason matchups, but before we get there, we have to give out some awards. Final tallies will be revealed after this weekend, but – in the meantime – I can tell you where my votes went. So here we go: fuckery not included. Continue reading

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Bonus Episode: Baseball!

Hey! This is a special bonus episode that started off with just the two of us bullshitting, but turned into a fully-blown conversation. Joe is a member of the Internet Baseball Writer’s Association of America (IBWAA) and discusses his awards ballot this year before the two get into the playoffs and some predictions and the state of the Mets following their Wild Card loss to the San Francisco Giants. If you like baseball, you’ll like this. If not…well, um…sorry, I guess.