October 15, 2011
BBA Boston Chapter Goose Gossage Award
Now that the BBA has named their Connie Mack and Willie Mays award winners (for manager and rookie of the year), the next announcement will be for the Goose Gossage Award for top reliever. I had made my picks earlier, giving a rival Yankee the top spot on my ballot. And it wasn't even for Mr. Enter Sandman himself, but to David Robetson. Surely not many others would pick a middle reliever, and I certainly never thought that fellow Red Sox bloggers would be so willing to give top honour to a Yankee. So imagine my surprise, when not only did the Boston Chapter also place Robertston #1 on our collective ballot, but matched my picks perfectly giving 2nd spot to Jonathan Papelbon and the aforementioned Mariano Rivera as the #3 pick. The BBA will make their announcement for both the AL and NL winners early next week.