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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. Research on viagra  The Connie Mack Award recognizes those considered the top manager for the season.

Research on viagra Gibson took over an Arizona team that finished last in the National League West in 2010 and led them to a divisional title in his first year on the job. Research on viagra  Gibson’s Diamondbacks led all year long and finished a comfortable eight games ahead of defending World Champion San Francisco to move on to the postseason stage. Research on viagra  Voting was done before the Diamondbacks lost to the Milwaukee Brewers in five games in the National League Divisional Series.

Research on viagra Gibson was a unanimous winner, research on viagra scoring the top slot on all 21 ballots cast by the portion of the membership that voted on the National League award. Research on viagra  Ron Roenicke, research on viagra whose Brewers defeated Gibson’s squad, research on viagra finished second in the balloting, research on viagra while St. Research on viagra Louis Cardinal manager Tony La Russa finished third.

Research on viagra Maddon was rewarded after leading his team to the largest September rally in history, research on viagra leading his Rays from nine games back in the wild card race to passing up the Boston Red Sox on the last day. Research on viagra  As in the National League, research on viagra voting did not take into account the Rays falling to the Texas Rangers in four games in the American League Divisional Series.

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

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

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

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

Research on viagra The Baseball Bloggers Alliance was formed in the fall of 2009 to encourage cooperation and collaboration between baseball bloggers of all major league teams as well as those that follow baseball more generally. Research on viagra As of this writing, research on viagra the organization consists of 316 blogs spanning all 30 major league squads as well as general baseball writing.

Research on viagra The BBA is organized under a similar structure as the Baseball Writers of America, research on viagra where blogs that follow the same team are combined into “chapters” and only two votes from the chapter on an award are counted. Research on viagra The blog chapters that are focused on general baseball were allowed two votes as well, research on viagra which they could use both on the same league or split between the two leagues.

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

Research on viagra Notably, research on viagra though the Alliance’s awards come out well before their official counterparts, research on viagra the BBA selections have matched those of the Baseball Writers of America in all but two instances in the past two years. Research on viagra  This, research on viagra of course, research on viagra does not include the Goose Gossage Award that is exclusive to the BBA.

Research on viagra Ballots are posted on the respective blogs and for this award, research on viagra were tabulated on a 5-3-1 point scale for first through third place. Research on viagra In the interest of transparency, research on viagra links are given below for the ballots. Research on viagra Chapter affiliation is in parenthesis. Research on viagra  Those chapters that decided on the group method are noted with an asterisk.

Research on 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. Research on 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)

Research on 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. Research on viagra Louis)
Left Coast Bias (San Diego)
Misc. Research on viagra Baseball (History)
On The Outside Corner (St. Research on 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)

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

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

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