Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nothing In This World Is Given, Why Should Awards Be Different?

In the effort to stray away from the numerous "Charlie Weis Must Go" blogs and articles, here's something about Chicago I just don't understand. Why is it that Chicagoans always feel slighted when something national is given to someone else? Whether it be the 2016 summer games, or a national poll on the best cities in the country to drink.

I've been a Chicagoan for most of my 28 years on this planet, but I've never gotten over the fact that Chicagoans feel that everything must be given to them when it comes to national (and sometimes worldwide) notoriety.

Yesterday was a perfect example when rookie third baseman second baseman phenom Gordon Beckham finished fifth in the American League Rookie Of The Year Voting. Beckham this year hit .270 with 14 home runs and 63 RBI in 103 games played. He didn't make his major league debut till early June and led all American League rookies in RBI, doubles, and extra-base hits. Beckham won the 2009 Sporting News and MLBPA Rookie Of The Year Award last month which is an award given out and voted on by major league players.

Yesterday the kid they call "Bacon" was burnt as he finished fifth among AL rookies with no first place votes.

The outcry from White Sox fans is a little disturbing to me. Some saying he got robbed, cheated, even striped of what was rightly his.


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