Sandy Keeps ‘Em Laughing At BBWAA Dinner

An article by posted on January 26, 2014

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The New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association gathered in Manhattan tonight for their Annual Awards Dinner.

The 2013 MLB award winners all received their trophies for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year, and there were also the very popular New York chapter awards.

National Baseball Awards

Miguel Cabrera – AL MVP
Andrew McCutchen – NL MVP
Max Scherzer – AL Cy Young
Clayton Kershaw – NL Cy Young
Wil Myers – AL Rookie of the Year
Jose Fernandez – NL Rookie of the Year
Terry Francona – AL Manager of the year
Clint Hurdle – NL Manager of the Year

New York Chapter Awards

Mariano Rivera – Toast of the Town
Andy Pettitte – Toast of the Town
Hank Aaron – Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award
Al Downing – Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award
Tim McCarver – Long and Meritorious Service
Dillon Gee – Joan Payson Humanitarian Award
Bobby Parnell – Joan Payson Humanitarian Award
David Ortiz – Postseason MVP
David Robertson – Good Guy Award

Mets GM Sandy Alderson got a few laughs when he introduced Max Scherzer saying that the Yankees signed Masahiro Tanaka for $155 million and that the Mets countered by signing a Japanese pitcher who will get paid “month to month.” He then added that Tanaka was Japanese for “Scherzer is about to hit the freaking jackpot.” Scherzer is a free agent after the 2014 season.

What a funny guy…

Congratulations to Bobby Parnell and Dillon Gee on receiving the Joan Payson Award!

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