Re: AL Gold Glove winners announced
At lunch the last several weeks, since it's been gorgeous outside, I've been grabbing a bite, and sitting in my car with the sunroof down & windows open listening to MLB radio while avoiding the grind.
Today, Kevin Kennedy tried to defend the giving of Gold Gloves to Rafeal Palmerio long after he had become a full time DH, and it was hella painful.
His argument, was that Palmerio was the 2nd best behind Don Mattingly for seemingly forever. And Mattingly always won the Gold Glove. So after he retired, he got a few gimmies as pay backs.
Dumbest argument I've ever possibly heard. And makes me think even worse about the whole Gold Glove Process.
Buster Olney was on XM a few weeks ago, talking about the GG award. Said that he's been in clubhouses, where the ballot was being filled out like so.
Manager - "So 3rd base - who did we see that was real good at 3rd base this year"
Coach - "Scott Rolen - he was real good"
Manager & Staff "Rolen - yeah he's a good choice"
*Writes down Scott Rolen*
The interviewer thought Olney was joking - and he said he only wishes he was.
Stunning, if only we didn't already have that inkling about the award.