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!
1) Cardinal Position Player of the Year
2) Cardinal Pitcher of the Year
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
4) Surprise Player of the Year
5) Disappointing Player of the Year
6) Rookie of the Year
7) Acquisition of the Year
8) Most Anticipated Cardinal
9) Best Individual Cardinal Blog*
10) Best Team Cardinal Blog*
*–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
12) Best Rookie Cardinal Blog
–Dose of Buffa
–stlcupofjoe’s Sports Page
–The View From Here
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)
15) Best UCB Podcast
–Conversations With C70
–Gateway To Baseball Heaven
–UCB Radio Hour
16) Best UCB Twitterer