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    Baseball Awards That Don't Exist But Should

    We are approaching the time of year that the "major" awards are given out. Discussing the merits of these awards requires another posting all together. I am interested in awards that should exist but don't. Here is what I would like to see:

    The Rollie Fingers Most Outstanding Facial Hair Award:
    Brian Wilson (could probably win every year)

    The Mickey Hatcher Most Oblivious Player Award:
    Carlos Gomez (completing a home run trot on a foul ball... seriously?)

    The Rick Reuschel Award For Best Out-Of-Shape Player:
    Prince Fielder

    The Graig Nettles/Luis Tiant Former Twin Most Outstanding Player Award:
    RA Dickey (Jason Kubel was pushing here for a while, but Dickey has been fabulous all year)

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    Hmmm...I have some arguments on these...

    The Rollie Fingers award - Brian Wilson hasn't pitched all year and Sergio Romo has as good or better a beard in the same exact bullpen, so I'd go Romo

    The Mickey Hatcher Award should be known as the Shane Victorino award just because he's so universally hated by his teammates and opponents that he was allowed to run out a home run on a foul ball as no one told him different, including his own coaches as he rounded the bases. He's also the one who famously stepped into a catcher's throw back to the pitcher, creating one of the greatest gif's of all time.

    The Rick Reuschel award not going to Bartolo Colon or CC Sabathia is an upset.
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    How bout an award for best player under 5'8" or something

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    Delmon Young is also a pretty oblivious player.

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    The LNP Dirty Uniform. The unwashed uniform of LNP presented every year to the player that makes the most unnecessary diving plays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    The LNP Dirty Uniform. The unwashed uniform of LNP presented every year to the player that makes the most unnecessary diving plays.
    I think this also needs to include players who unneccessarily slide headfirst into first.

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    Love the concept here. Though I might prefer the John Kruk Award to the Rick Reuschel Award. John Axford should get some consideration for the Fingers with Wilson's absence.

    How about the Heinie Manush Award for Most Outstanding Name in Baseball?

    I'll nominate Jordany Valdespin and Jurickson Profar

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    I think this also needs to include players who unneccessarily slide headfirst into first.
    There should be an award for that too. The Michael Cuddyer dislocated index finger.

    Like this, but bronze
    dislocated_finger.jpg
    Last edited by Willihammer; 10-01-2012 at 12:45 AM.

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    Also the Scott Diamond Pitchout, Ejection award. The pitcher(s) who fail to bean an opposing hitter shall be awarded a box of air. As a bonus, the award also doubles as an aquarium

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse View Post
    Delmon Young is also a pretty oblivious player.
    The award seems to be for oblivious moment.

    A better name would be the Steve Lyons Pants on the Ground Award.

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