Web Gems: Awards, Papi and Dave Grohl


We are just hours away from the World Series, the Super Bowl of baseball really, but other things are making headlines across the league. Let’s take a gander around the grand ol’ game as we puddle jump, or pond jump, to the biggest, brightest, coolest things we can find.

  • Danny Santana had a good rookie campaign for the Minnesota Twins. If it were any other year, he probably would have gotten at minimum a little buzz about being the American League Rookie of the Year, but not this year. No, this year was dominated by Jose Abreu of the oh so lovely Chicago White Sox. Our Windy City counterparts at Southside Showdown break down the award for Abreu.
  • You want more awards?! We got ’em! The comeback players of the year have also been named by Sporting News. The excitement is palpable. AL winner is the guy who shares a name with a country music singer

    Chris Young

    of the Seattle Mariners. NL winner is a guy who might be related to Veronica Corningstone,

    Casey McGehee

    of the Miami Marlins.

    Sodo Mojo has your Young


    Marlin Maniac has McGehee


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  • The Boston Red Sox did not make the World Series this year, I hope you knew that, but what you might not know is that the almighty David Ortiz is headed to the World Series. Apparently A.J. Pierzynski was busy and FOX Sports has brought in Big Papi to join the crew for at least Games One and Two of baseball’s Super Bowl. BoSox Injection has more of the deets.
  • Also over at BoSox Injection, could Yoenis Cespedes be on the move again? It’s possible. They break down the Beantown outfield logjam for all of us to enjoy. Mmm, beans.
  • Jonathan Schoop and the Baltimore Orioles were, well, a series away from the World Series. Schoop has looked impressive at second base, but could he be headed to the outfield for the 2015 campaign out in Baltimore? Birds Watcher thinks about the possibilities.
  • The Rangers had a managerial opening. It is now filled. There old bench coach is now out of a job. Tim Bogar will not be returning as the bench coach for the mighty Chuck Norrises. He might be staying in Texas, though. Nolan Writin’ has the story for you.
  • Paul McCartney was sure a fun show at Target Field this summer, Wrigley Field’s next act looks to be a lot of fun as well. Foo Fighters are coming to the friendly confines in Chicago on Aug. 29, 2015. Road trip, anyone? I want to get my Grohl on. Cubbies Crib has more Foo fun for ya.
  • The manager search here in Minny is getting pretty exciting. Paul Molitor has a second interview today (Tuesday) and we can knock some names off the potential candidates list. Fun times here on the Pond!

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