Most missed poster
I really miss Cougarquest, Letsgojunior, Larkinfan, GeoJ, Stormy, Steve4192 and Creek... they were staples of the board and always a must read. Some check in from time to time, but not enough for my tastes.
Corkedbat, Spitball, Boobhat, ScrapIrony…. These names crack me up
Most Valuable Poster
It’s really impossible to say who’s the most valuable. WOY, M2, Steel…. Those guys did most of the heavy lifting here this past year.
But Cyclone kicked it into a higher gear and was always there with brilliant statistical analysis and very sharp observation. He gets my vote this year.
Redsland and BCubb. Those two guys should consider getting a job where they have to write, and stuff. They both slay me, over and over again.
Best Armchair GM
Cincinnati Chili, Team Clark, Princeton, and Doc Scott. Love what they bring to the forum.
Doc Scott. Really a fine baseball mind. His blog is awesome, btw.
The trade. We beat it to death, up one side and down the other. But at least every possible viewpoint was ‘cussed and discussed.
Puffy, Red Leader, J McLain, Pedro, Wheels.. Not funny “ha ha”. Just funny.
Best Use of Statistics
Cyclone and WOY. Best balanced use of stats on the board.
My good buddy GAC thinks he's getting paid by the word.
SuperBarry11, The teamsters, Sandy... great people
FCB wins this award every year. His passion for the game runs deep, and he isn't afraid to show his displeasure for what's going on. We need guys like this. He likes to act all tough, but he's really a very fine man who does a lot in his community. Someday, hopefully, the Reds will live up to the standards he expects and demands. Oh, wait..... they already did once, back in 1869.
Best Use of an Emoticon
Krono. Hope all is well, buddy.
Sandy, Team Casey, Team Morris, Team Boone, Superbarry11, Vaticanplum, RedsBaron, GAC. What a fine group of people.
I appreciate them all. They take a lot of crap with no reward.
Every now and then a thread takes a wacky turn. Right now we have Vaticanplum trying to research architecture and being hijacked by flashbacks to Burger Chef. Talk about disjointed...and it's still an outstanding thread.
Vaticanplum blazed onto the scene with a passion and intensity that made many fans this year. She's got a broad range of interests, and always has something valuable to contribute. If she keeps up this pace, she will own the board very soon.
MattyMo and Ramp
The Marty Brennamen Award
Caveat is the man.
GAC is master of his domain.
The Old Red Guard Award
"How to identify Redszoners in public" by JMcLain. I don't know what year it was posted, but it is money, baby.
WOY gets my vote as the most accomplished historian here, among many worthy candidates. Every year he takes it to another level. His website is incredible. Anyone who hasn't checked it out is really missing something. He has the ability to put things in perspective with common sense, intelligence, and a scary warehouse of knowledge about the game we love.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Team Clark, Randy in Charlotte, RedsBaron, Ochre, Roy Tucker, GAC and MWM. I always look for everything any of these guys post.
Most Tired Topic of the Year
All the different flavors of "Dunn Sucks... Dunn is great"
I'm really sick of it all.