For the ninth straight year, the United Cardinal Bloggers are proud to present the Cardinal Blogger Awards. The various members of the UCB will be posting their selections on their blogs over the next couple of weeks, but the last few years we’ve given you, our readers and followers, a chance to let your voice be heard as well.
Below is the ballot for this year’s awards, complete with links where appropriate. We encourage you to cast ballots with care and forethought. Read the posts nominated for post of the year. Maybe sample some of the podcasts. The on-field stuff should be easy, but the blogging portion might take a bit more time.
No questions are required, though. If you’d like to skip around and just answer certain ones, that’s fine, though we’d of course like your opinions on everything. You can cast your vote here until Friday, November 20. Expect the awards to be announced on a special UCB Radio on November 25.
Again, the LINK TO THE FORM.
1. Cardinal Player of the Year
2. Cardinal Pitcher of the Year
3. Cardinal Game of the Year
—May 31 vs. LAD (Martinez pitches on Oscar Taveras Day)
—July 8 vs. CHC (Peralta game-winning home run)
—August 31 vs. WAS (five-run rally)
—September 9 vs. CHC (Piscotty caps late rally)
—September 20 vs. CHC (Heyward throws out Rizzo at home)
—September 28 vs. PIT (Scoreless until 9th with division on line)
4. Surprise Cardinal Player of the Year
5. Disappointing Cardinal Player of the Year
6. Cardinal Rookie of the Year
7. Cardinal Acquisition of the Year
8. Most Anticipated Cardinal
9. Biggest Cardinal Injury
10. Best Cardinal Blog, One Writer
11. Best Cardinal Blog, Two or More Writers
12. Best Cardinal Media Coverage
14. Post of the Year
—Are the Cardinals Supposed to be Scared? (Kevin Reynolds, About.com)
—Talking Twitter with the Cards (Daniel Shoptaw, C70 At The Bat)
—In Defense of Mike Matheny (Dan Buffa, KSDK)
—Carlos Martinez, Human Tsunami (Josey Curtis, The Redbird Retreat)
—Why Billy Southworth Managed Cardinals with Heavy Heart (Mark Tomasik, RetroSimba)
17. Best Podcaster (not best show, best actual podcaster)
18. Best Twitterer