It was a busy week, as we figured, and the judges had to work hard to ensure that everyone's words were considered.
So without further ado:
--The bronze goes to Islander505, who offered this positive spin when George Steinbrenner failed to make the Hall of Fame on his first try:
Relax, folks.....there are two simple reasons why Steinbrenner can't be elected to the HOF yet.
A) Ground has to be broken for the new wing required to hold his plaque.
--The silver goes to Sandy, who shared with us a dilemma he experienced:
Never mind. Neither is the answer, as Jerry Springer is also on right now and far more entertaining and honest than the other two shows.
--And the gold goes to Whynot, the loyal Mets fan who stands out as a voice of reason during this difficult winter:
When your entire structure is infested, you have to rebuild from the foundation up. The carping about his approach to this off-season is nonsensical and quite naive.
--Here's my column about the latest developments with Cliff Lee and Carl Crawford. Lee and his agent Darek Braunecker have played this whole thing expertly. Perhaps we'll see a resolution today.
--CC Sabathia keeps saying he won't opt out of his contract, and I'm inclined to believe him, although the Players Association could lean on him and his representatives to raise the bar once more.
--David Lennon examined a possible correlation between Crawford and Jose Reyes, who can become a free agent next year.
--Have a great day. Should be plenty of updates this weekend.