Most missed poster
Stormy. Though REDREAD, JaxRed and TC II would merit a lot of consideration if it they each hadn't popped up for air in recent weeks. I'm hoping for the return of Blondebleacherite also, one of the funniest posters we've ever had.
Best tag line
TeamCasey - "I believed"
Biitner Pill, honorable mention to TC's UnderDunn. We've also got posters named CloudyListon and Cincinnatus from whom we rarely hear.
Most Valuable Poster
guernsey, he's the best baseball news service on the planet.
Chip R, a master of quiet sarcasm.
Best Armchair GM
cincinnati chili, and let's hope someday he gets to move out of the armchair and into an actual GM job.
Krusty, volume counts.
I've really enjoyed the debates about the plusses and minuses of Jason LaRue. I've probably learned more from investigating that topic than anything else in the baseball-related universe over the past year.
Unless you want to name this the "Geo J Achievement in Haphazard Typing Award" my vote goes to geo j.
creek, she puts a comic gem in pretty much every post she makes. Doesn't rely on a single comedic device either.
Best Use of Statistics
WOY, Fastest spreadsheet in the West.
GAC. Don't feel right voting for myself. Considered FLOTG. Stormy probably deserves to have this award named after him.
MikeS21. I disagree with Mike a lot. It invariably happens when I'm being negative. He really does look for the best possible outcome for the Reds in any possible situation and argues forcefully that good can emerge from many situations that seem irretreivably bleak.
FCB. Is there even a question on this one?
Best Use of an Emoticon
Web Scorpion. Hasn't flexed as much muscle in this area as previous years, but has the ability to move off the palette of 25 pre-selected emoticons and deliver a haymaker. TC's also quite the emoticon innovator.
savafan, a constantly pleasant fellow.
There is no "I" in team.
And a few extra awards for the folks at home:
The Brevity is the Soul of Wit Award
gm, says more in a sentence than most do in a book.
Poster You Want on Your Side in an Argument
WOY, not only does he carry that big statistical hammer, the guy can write a zinger with the best of them.
The Dave Concepcion Dignity in Posting Award
RFS62, if we had to send a poster to a hostile board to negotiate a cease-fire, he'd be the clear choice. Neither a hawk nor a dove, but always respectful and respected. 15fan also deserves serious consideration for this award.
princeton, always looking after the farm.
Best Non-Reds Fan
ramp, we could use more like him. SwampTurkey's also quite a nice resource to have around.
Rookie of the Year
Red Heeler, his Jose Contreras idea cinched my vote. Red Leader joined December, 2001 and I arbitrarily picked a 2002 cutoff for this one. PuffyPig/PiggyPuff/Puffy also had a fabulous first year on the board.
Old Reds Guard, has seen the rise and fall of this franchise more times than most of us can begin to appreciate. Saw Bucky Walters convert from 3B to the best pitcher in baseball and can measure the effect of a leadoff hitter against the accomplishments of Billy Werber. I can only hope that in 40+ plus years I've been able to attain the same quality of baseball knowledge and wisdom.
Best Continuing Installment
Doc Scott's Trade Scorecard without a doubt.
Last edited by M2; 12-22-2002 at 03:49 PM.