It’s time to hand out The Mazzillis for 2010. In no particular order:
Mets Player of the Year: RA Dickey. Never before has 11 wins seemed so strong (well actually Terry Leach’s 11-1 in 1987 did but only Greg from Faith & Fear and I recall that). One day a week Mets fans felt halfway confident.
You Own This Jersey Award: Sidd Finch in blue, actually being worn. Honorable mention: Mercury Mets Mike Piazza
Blog of the Year: The Apple. Hands down winner. Make it a favorite if you haven’t already.
Best Writer: Greg Price from Faith & Fear. If you like my choppy sentences imagine if they were full essays.
Best Photos: Michael Baron from MetsPhotos.com I will make Media Goon mad by not nominating him but until the Goon fills in for Cerrone I know where my bread is buttered.
Blog-post of the year: Goes to Mets Police. A tip leads to a post about an incorrect fanbrick at Citi Field (saying Sid Fernandez “earned the win” which led to a New York Times article and then a quick replacement brick by the Mets.
Fool me 16 times award: Doc Gooden. No more chances. Learn from…
Image makeover of the year: Darryl Strawberry, owner of local restaurant and a man who has found himself.
Mets Moment of the Year: When the 16 year old girl called play by play of David Wright’s home run. The clip seems to have been de-embedded by SNY but “Touch ’em all David, you deserve it” is better than any call John Sterling has ever made.
Slogan of the Year: You Deserve It was on its way until Man Up And Play Better came along.
Best Tom Seaver related post: Tom Seaver for Sears
Civilian of the Year: Carlos Pena, the man who told K-Rod to Man Up and Play Better.
Mets Executive of the Year: Danielle Parillo for inviting the bloggers to dinner and to a few phone calls.
Most Powerful Man In The Blogosphere: Thanks to Matt Cerrone for the links that move mountains, and for steering people toward Mets Police in the first place
Best Donut: Toasted Coconut from Unnamed Donuts Chain. So good that I ignore that I must be allergic (makes me itch).
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