The 2016 Cardinal Blogger Awards Ballot

by Cardinal70 on October 30, 2016

In 2007, the UCB came into being and the first project that we did was the Cardinal Blogger Awards.  In the years that have followed, we’ve expanded and tinkered with the process and the categories, but every year we do this and we are especially proud to present the tenth CBA ballot for your consideration.  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 18. Expect the awards to be announced on a special UCB Radio on November 23.

Again, the LINK TO THE FORM.

1) Player of the Year
–Matt Carpenter
–Aledmys Diaz
–Yadier Molina
–Brandon Moss
–Write-in: _______________

2) Pitcher of the Year
–Carlos Martinez
–Seung-hwan Oh
–Alex Reyes
–Write-in: _______________

3) Game of the Year
April 8 at Braves (three PH HR)
April 14 at Brewers (Garcia 1 hit, 13 K)
July 16 vs. Marlins (Adam Wainwright shutout)
July 22 vs. Dodgers (Matt Adams home run in 16th)
July 27 at Mets (snapping Famila’s save streak)
August 5 vs. Braves (Jaime Garcia 8 scoreless, 11 K)
August 8 vs. Reds (5 run 9th)
August 14 at Cubs (Piscotty tiebreaking homer)
September 9 at Pittsburgh (three HR in 9th)
October 1 vs. Pittsburgh (rally plus Gyorko winning homer)
–Write-in: ____________

4) Surprise Player of the Year
–Matt Bowman
–Aledmys Diaz
–Jedd Gyorko
–Brandon Moss
–Write-in: ______________

5) Disappointing Player of the Year
–Trevor Rosenthal
–Adam Wainwright
–Michael Wacha
–Kolten Wong
–Write-in: _______________

6) Rookie of the Year
–Aledmys Diaz
–Seung-hwan Oh
–Alex Reyes
–Luke Weaver
–Write-in: ______________

7) Acquisition of the Year
–Zach Duke
–Jedd Gyorko
–Mike Leake
–Seung-hwan Oh
–Write-in: ______________

8) Most Anticipated Cardinal
–Harrison Bader
–Austin Gomber
–Delvin Perez
–Rowan Wick
–Write-in: _______________

9) Best Individual Cardinal Blog
–Write-in: _____________

10) Best Team Cardinal Blog
–Write-in: _____________

11) Best Media Coverage
–Derrick Goold
–Benjamin Hochman
–Jenifer Langosch
–Bernie Miklasz
–Jose de Jesus Ortiz
–Rob Rains
–Write-in: ______________

12) Post of the Year
–”Cardinals Find Perfect Timing as Playoff Hopes Crash”–Bill, I70 Baseball
–”The Kolten Wong Situation”–Daniel, C70 At The Bat
–”Lou Brock, the Lucrative Acquisition Fleet Footed All-Star Societal Difference Maker”–Josey, The Redbird Retreat
–”Not Our Year”–Diane, Women Who Love Cardinal Baseball
–”Worrying What the Flash Means: How We Talk About Race in Baseball”–Chase, Double Birds
–Write-in: _______________

13) Best UCB Podcast
–Bird Seeds (video)
–Conversations With C70
–The Double Birds Podcast
–Gateway To Baseball Heaven
–Meet Me At Musial
–STL CardGals
–Talking About Birds
–UCB Radio Hour
–Write-in: _________________

14) Best Non-UCB Podcast
–Best Podcast in Baseball
–Cards on Cards
–Cubs Cards Cast
–St. Louis Cardinals Extras (
–Two Birds on a Bat
–Viva El Birdos
–Write-in: _________________

15) Best Podcaster
–Write-in: _________________

16) Best UCB Twitterer
–Write-in: _________________

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