Monday, November 13, 2006

Silver For Zimmerman

Ryan Zimmerman finished second in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting, and came just a few votes short of winning it. Hanley Ramirez, a deserving choice, won the award.

It's bittersweet for Nats fans, but Zimmerman had the misfortune of playing in the strongest seasons for rookies in memory. I guess I'll have to console myself with watching him for the next 15 years.


  • Aren't you amazed that with such a hot topic as Zimmerman losing the ROY, no one has left a comment? Heck, I post a picture of the new stadium construction and I get 30 comments wanting to know what that "big white thing" is.

    I posted my story right at 2:00, and I've gotten only one comment.

    Just seems a little strange.


    By Blogger Farid Rushdi, at 11/13/2006 8:09 PM  

  • I'm always amazed at what does and doesn't get comments.

    Hell, I didn't even really bother to blog much about his chances or his loss.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 11/13/2006 8:13 PM  

  • Just started reading the blog and love it. I was a huge Expos fan all the way back to the days of Raines/Dawson/Carter. I was sorry to see them leave Montreal but am glad that they found a home where they are appreciated.

    I felt that Zimmerman should have won it. I guess it depends upon what stats you value more but he just seemed like the better choice to me especially if you include his defense.

    Anyways, I look forward to reading and contributing more in the future.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/14/2006 5:33 PM  

  • Chris, you can console yourself by going on line to Sports Mogul and buying the latest edition of Baseball Mogul. The game is set up in several levels of play. You get to use the major league club's rosters or set up your own. You manage the budget, negotiate with agents, deal with personalities and everything a GM has to do. You can play manager and run the games from the dugout using a one pitch option, or call all the pitches and manage the hitters as well. You can also choose a level that allows you to play the schedule out by weeks or months at a time. You can play on line against other human managers if you tire of competing with the AI managers. Watch that bottom line! Dana Gunnison, Silver Spring

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/14/2006 10:20 PM  

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