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Top Blogger Organization Awards Connie Mack Award For 2011

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson and Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon were named the 2011 Connie Mack Award winners today by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. Discount generic viagra  The Connie Mack Award recognizes those considered the top manager for the season.

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Discount generic viagra Maddon received the top billing on 22 of the 25 ballots cast for the American League voters, discount generic viagra easily outpacing Detroit’s Jim Leyland and Texas Ranger manager Ron Washington. Discount generic viagra  Washington garnered the three first place votes that did not go to Maddon.

Discount generic viagra The complete voting results are as follows (first place votes in parenthesis):

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Joe Maddon, discount generic viagra Tampa Bay (22) 113
Jim Leyland, discount generic viagra Detroit 48
Ron Washington, discount generic viagra Texas (3) 37
Mike Scioscia, discount generic viagra Los Angeles of Anaheim 13
Joe Girardi, discount generic viagra New York 9
Manny Acta, discount generic viagra Cleveland 5
John Farrell, discount generic viagra Toronto 1

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Kirk Gibson, discount generic viagra Arizona (21) 105
Ron Roenicke, discount generic viagra Milwaukee 39
Tony La Russa, discount generic viagra St. Discount generic viagra Louis 16
Charlie Manuel, discount generic viagra Philadelphia 13
Clint Hurdle, discount generic viagra Pittsburgh 7
Terry Collins, discount generic viagra New York 5
Bruce Bochy, discount generic viagra San Francisco 3
Freddi Gonzalez, discount generic viagra Atlanta 1

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Discount generic viagra Chapters generally followed one of two methods when casting their ballot. Discount generic viagra  Either representatives of the chapter were given the ballots for voting or a “group ballot” was posted, discount generic viagra accounting for both of their votes.

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Discount generic viagra American League
Advanced Fantasy Baseball (Fantasy)
Baltimore Sports and Life (Baltimore)
Baseball Is My Boyfriend (Texas)*
Baseball North (Toronto)
Boston Red Thoughts (Boston)*
Contract Year (Oakland)*
500 Level Fan (Toronto)
The Flagrant Fan (General)
Kings of Kauffman (Kansas City)*
Misc. Discount generic viagra Baseball (History)
Monkey With A Halo (Los Angeles of Anaheim)
Motor City Bengals (Detroit)
North Dakota Twins Fan (Minnesota)
Old English D (Detroit)
The Rays Rant (Tampa Bay)
Rise of the Rays (Tampa Bay)
Seattle Mariners Musings (Seattle)
The Tribe Daily (Cleveland)*
Twins Trivia (Minnesota)
Victoria Seals Baseball Blog (Other)

Discount generic viagra National League
Advanced Fantasy Baseball (Fantasy)
Appy Astros (Houston)
Blog Red Machine (Cincinnati)
Cincinnati Reds Blog (Cincinnati)
Dugger Sports (Philadelphia)
The Eddie Kranepool Society (New York)*
The Flagrant Fan (General)
I70 Baseball (St. Discount generic viagra Louis)
Left Coast Bias (San Diego)
Misc. Discount generic viagra Baseball (History)
On The Outside Corner (St. Discount generic viagra Louis)
Padres Trail (San Diego)
Prose and Ivy (Chicago)*
Raise The Jolly Roger (Pittsburgh)
Rockies Woman (Colorado)
22 Gigantes (San Francisco)*
Victoria Seals Baseball Blog (Other)

Discount generic viagra Prior Winners: 2010: Ron Washington, discount generic viagra Texas; Bud Black, discount generic viagra San Diego
2009: Mike Scioscia, discount generic viagra Los Angeles of Anaheim; Jim Tracy, discount generic viagra Colorado

Discount generic viagra The official website of the BBA is located atbaseballbloggersalliance.wordpress.com. Discount generic viagra The BBA can be found on Twitter by the handle @baseballblogs and by the hashmark #bbba. Discount generic viagra  For more information, discount generic viagra contact Daniel Shoptaw at founder@baseballbloggersalliance.com.

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