It was a relatively quiet week here at the blog, as I returned to New York and began work on Newsday's baseball preview section. So the judges had it relatively easy.
--The bronze goes to Islander505, who predictably reacted to my post showing how amazingly long Albert Pujols has been reliably excellent:
Look forward to the highest priced DH in baseball history.
Mike Sciosia (and the California press) will not stand for Giambi-like footwork around the bag, failure to properly position for cuts, never following plays to second base, improper holding of runners on first, and gawd knows how many mental errors that were conveniently overlooked in St. Louis by a fawning manager and media.
Stuff that just doesn't flow out of a decoder ring.
--The silver goes to JE, who offered his two cents concerning the run of Mets injuries this spring:
--And the gold goes to Richie G., who responded to Bob Tufts' observation that Giants fans booed Ryan Braun in a Cactus League game:
There is no more hypocritical person than the American sports fan