The 11th Annual Cardinal Blogger Awards Ballot

When I started gathering bloggers into a working group back in the 2007 offseason, the first project we tackled was voting on awards for that year.  The process has expanded over the years to include not only what happened on the field but to also acknowledge and recognize the bloggers and podcasters that attempt to entertain and educate throughout the year.  Each blogger votes by posting their selections on their blog in an effort to be transparent about the whole thing.

We’ve also added in a reader/follower component.  You can also vote on these awards and all the fan votes are summed up into one ballot, which is then added to all the blogger ballots to determine the winners.  Voting on that can be done on this form and we encourage you to do so!  Voting is open until November 30.

So here are this year’s awards and the nominees!

1) Player of the Year
–Paul DeJong
–Dexter Fowler
–Jedd Gyorko
–Tommy Pham
–Write-in: _______________

2) Pitcher of the Year
–Lance Lynn
–Tyler Lyons
–Carlos Martinez
–Luke Weaver
–Write-in: _______________

3) Game of the Year
–April 24 vs. Toronto (Carp walk off slam)
–May 14 vs. Chicago (Waino 7 scoreless, Yadi 2 HR)
–July 8 vs. New York (DeJong HR, 3 2B)
–July 21 at Chicago (9 run 8th inning)
–August 9 vs. Kansas City (Rally cat)
–September 22 vs. Pittsburgh (9th inning rally)
–Write-in: ____________

4) Surprise Player of the Year
–John Brebbia
–Paul DeJong
–Jose Martinez
–Tommy Pham
–Write-in: ______________

5) Disappointing Player of the Year
–Randal Grichuk
–Seung-hwan Oh
–Stephen Piscotty
–Adam Wainwright
–Write-in: _______________

6) Rookie of the Year
–John Brebbia
–Paul DeJong
–Ryan Sherriff
–Magneuris Sierra
–Luke Voit
–Write-in: ______________

7) Acquisition of the Year
–Brett Cecil
–Dexter Fowler
–Juan Nicasio
–Write-in: ______________

8) Most Anticipated Cardinal
–Randy Arozarena
–Jordan Hicks
–Dakota Hudson
–Tyler O’Neill
–Write-in: _______________

9) Best Individual Cardinal Blog
Baseball Geek in Galveston
C70 At The Bat
Cardinal Red Baseball
CardinalsGM
Double Birds
MLB Voice
Pop Culture Abstract
Redbird Dugout
RetroSimba
STL Cards ‘n Stuff
View From The Cheap Seats
Women Who Love Cardinal Baseball
–Write-in: _________________

10) Best Team Cardinal Blog
Cardsblog
The Redbird Daily
Redbirds Nest in Korea
Redbird Rants
STL Hat Trick
Viva El Birdos
–Write-in: _____________

11) Best Media Coverage
–Derrick Goold
–Benjamin Hochman
–Jenifer Langosch
–Bernie Miklasz
–Jose de Jesus Ortiz
–Rob Rains
–Write-in: ______________

12) Post of the Year
–”A Decade of C70 At The Bat”–Daniel Shoptaw, C70 At The Bat
–”Go Home Cardinals Fans, You’re Drunk”–Clay Beyersdorfer, The Redbird Daily
–”How Can Baseball Promote Itself To Women Without Being Sexist?”–Diane Schultz, Women Who Love Cardinal Baseball
–”The Miscasting of Dexter Fowler”–Eugene Tierney, The Pop Culture Abstract
–”St. Louis Cardinals: Extend Carlos Martinez”–Colin Garner, The Redbird Daily
–”St. Louis Cardinals Owe Fans a Yadier Molina Extension”–Kevin Reynolds, STL Cards ‘n Stuff
–Write-in: _______________

13) Best UCB Podcast
–11th Inning Stretch
–Bird Law
–Bird Seeds (video)
–Conversations With C70
–The Double Birds Podcast
–Gateway To Baseball Heaven
–Meet Me At Musial
–Prospect to be Named Later
–STL CardGals
–Talking About Birds
–UCB Radio Hour
–Write-in: _________________

14) Best Non-UCB Podcast
–Best Podcast in Baseball
–Cubs Cards Cast
–St. Louis Cardinals Extras (MLB.com)
–Two Birds on a Bat
–Viva El Birdos
–Write-in: _________________

15) Best Podcaster
–Write-in: _________________

16) Best UCB Twitterer
–Write-in: _________________

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