The Seventh Annual Cardinal Blogger Awards Ballot

by Cardinal70 on November 7, 2013

The first project the United Cardinal Bloggers ever did as a group was the Cardinal Blogger Awards.  While the specific awards have changed over the years, every November we come back to this project as a way of honoring both the season past and the bloggers that wrote about it.

While the bloggers will not be posting their selections for another couple of weeks, we are opening up the ballot to our loyal readers and Cardinal fans today.  The past couple of years, we’ve combined all of the reader submissions into one “fan ballot” that counts the equal to any of the ballots turned in by a UCB member.

The ballot is listed here so you can follow any links that you might need to make a decision.  The voting form is over here and ballots must be cast by noon on Friday, November 22.

Remember, the roundtables are still going on, so be sure to check them out as well!

Team Awards
1) Cardinal Position Player of the Year
–Matt Carpenter
–Allen Craig
–Yadier Molina
–Write-in: ___________

2) Cardinal Pitcher of the Year
–Edward Mujica
–Trevor Rosenthal
–Adam Wainwright
–Write-in: ___________

3) Game of the Year
May 10 vs. Colorado (Miller’s almost-perfecto)
May 11 vs. Colorado (Wainwright’s no-hitter into 8th)
August 26 vs. Cincinnati (comeback capped by Craig slam)
September 4 at Cincinnati (Adams 2 extra-inning HR)
September 24 vs. Nationals (Wacha near no-no)
Game 4, NLDS
–Write-in: ____________

4) Surprise Player of the Year
–Matt Carpenter
–Joe Kelly
–Edward Mujica
–Kevin Siegrist
–Write-in: ______________

5) Disappointing Player of the Year
–David Freese
–Pete Kozma
–Fernando Salas
–Write-in: _______________

6) Rookie of the Year
–Matt Adams
–Carlos Martinez
–Shelby Miller
–Michael Wacha
–Write-in: ______________

7) Acquisition of the Year
–John Axford
–Randy Choate
–Write-in: ______________

8) Most Anticipated Cardinal
–Stephen Piscotty
–Lee Stoppleman
–Oscar Taveras
–Write-in: ______________

Blog Awards
9) Best Individual Cardinal Blog*
–Write-in: ______________

10) Best Team Cardinal Blog*
–Write-in: ______________

*–Individual means the blog was written mainly by one person, while a team blog is composed usually by two or more. For classification’s sake, each blog under The Cardinal Conclave label are considered separate entities and should be considered in either team (Pitchers Hit Eighth) or individual (everyone else).

11) Best Media Coverage
–Derrick Goold
–Jenifer Langosch
–Stan McNeal
–Bernie Miklasz
–Joe Strauss
–Write-in: ____________

12) Best Rookie Cardinal Blog
–Dose of Buffa
–stlcupofjoe’s Sports Page
–The View From Here
–Write-in: ____________

13) Post of the Year
Bad Body Language Has No Place In Baseball (Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land)
Closing The Book On The John Axford Trade (On The Outside Corner)
Doors Close On The Cardinals In 2013 (Dose of Buffa)
How A B-17 Nearly Clipped Cardinals In World Series (RetroSimba)
Matt Holliday: One Of The Most Cost Effective Players In Baseball (stlcupofjoe’s Sports Page)
Memories Help Come To Terms With The Season’s End (Aaron Miles’ Fastball)
RIP Stan The Man (Women Who Love Cardinal Baseball)
Time For The Relievers (The View From Here)
What Does Your Cardinals Jersey Say About You? (C70 At The Bat)
–Write-in: _______________

14) Best UCB Project
Cardinal HOF Inductees
Cardinal HOF Memorabilia
Top 7 Prospects
–Write-in: ____________

15) Best UCB Podcast
–Conversations With C70
–Gateway To Baseball Heaven
–UCB Radio Hour
–Write-in: ____________

16) Best UCB Twitterer
–Write-in: ____________

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