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Internet Baseball Writers Awards Announced

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I just got back into town from visiting my brother and his kids in Connecticut. It's a strange place to be because half of the population in Connecticut are Yankee fans and half are Red Sox fans. Of course, on Halloween, you had children in the streets dressed as Red Sox players chanting, "Let's Go Red Sox."

It's strange to see a team go from lovable tortured losers to arrogant winners in the blink of an eye. At least we don't have to hear about the curse any more.

Any way, I wanted to share the inaugural awards announced by the Internet Baseball Writers recently (while I was out of town).

I also wanted to share my votes and make them public here on AN.

Am I right? Wrong? Did I miss anyone?

Here is my ballot:

2004 IBWA END-OF-YEAR AWARDS

NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  1. Barry Bonds
  2. Adrian Beltre
  3. Albert Pujols
  4. Mark Loretta
  5. Scott Rolen
  6. Lance Berkman
  7. Roger Clemens
  8. Jim Edmonds
  9. Todd Helton
  10. J.D. Drew
AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  1. Vlad Guerrero
  2. Gary Sheffield
  3. Manny Ramirez
  4. David Ortiz
  5. Johan Santana
  6. Michael Young
  7. Miguel Tejada
  8. Ichiro Suzuki
  9. Mark Kotsay
  10. Mariano Rivera
NATIONAL LEAGUE PITCHER OF THE YEAR
  1. Roger Clemens
  2. Randy Johnson
  3. Roy Oswalt
AMERICAN LEAGUE PITCHER OF THE YEAR
  1. Johan Santana
  2. Mariano Rivera
  3. Curt Schilling
NATIONAL LEAGUE DEBUT OF THE YEAR
  1. Khahil Greene
  2. Jason Bay
  3. Akinori Otsuka
AMERICAN LEAGUE DEBUT OF THE YEAR
  1. Bobby Crosby
  2. Justin Morneau
  3. B.J. Upton
NATIONAL LEAGUE MANAGER OF THE YEAR
  1. Jim Tracy
  2. Tony La Russa
  3. Bobby Cox
AMERICAN LEAGUE MANAGER OF THE YEAR
  1. Joe Torre
  2. Buck Showalter
  3. Ron Gardenhire
NATIONAL LEAGUE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
  1. Gerry Hunsicker
  2. Walt Jocketty
  3. Paul DePodesta
AMERICAN LEAGUE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
  1. Bill Stoneman
  2. Theo Epstein
  3. Billy Beane