The pitcher’s have been demanding their own weekly award since they feel slighted in POTW nominations. It’s not enough that they get the Cy Young at the end of the season? Since there are less than 1/3 the number of pitchers as hitters, maybe we should just nominate one each week, in their own category, and you can vote yes or no on whether you want to stroke that pitcher’s ego that week? Until we work this out, it still takes a near perfect pitching performance, no hitter, perfect game, scoreless inning streak, to get a nomination. Now, onto the people who really matter, the hitters.
VOTES ARE DUE BY FRIDAY AT NOON
- Brandon Carter (Clubber Lang): Carter is a rookie this season and being friends with Ragano and coming just to watch wiffleball the last couple of seasons didn’t scare him off enough to stay out of the league. He’s probably the last guy you’d expect to find getting a POTW nomination, but he was on fire this week and helped his team to two important wins that just might help keep Tony from taking his toys and going home before the season is over. Carter hit a game winning dinger to beat the unbeaten Scared Hitless, and added two doubles on the day to slug .909 with two runs driven in.
- Christopher Keeven (Fear and Loathing on the Base Path): Keeven gets his second nomination this week after being robbed from the award in Week 3. All of the sudden after Week 5 he’s fighting for the batting triple crown, leading or tied in all three categories. Three homers, a .727 batting average, and driving in five runs this week helped put him there. Not to mention only K’ing twice. Despite some great individual performances, his team still can’t figure out how to win the games they’re supposed to win. They did beat a national top 10 ranked team for the second week in a row though, with Keeven parking two Brian Ford pitches for the entire offense in the 3-0 shocker. Unfortunately, he also committed an error this week, his fourth of the season…maybe he should stick to hitting.
- Dan Sullivan (Mr. Party’s Waddle): Sullivan picked up his second keychain last week and voters might be getting as tired of him as we are. But you can’t argue with two homers, a double, and four driven in. Sure, he hasn’t had a single all season, and his batting average is crap, but a 2-run shot gave his team a walk-off victory over the top seeded team heading into post-season. He pitches too, but as we mentioned earlier, we don’t care.
POTW (Sp10): Week 5
About POTW: Each week three nominess will be announced for Player of the Week. The league, fans, and press will vote for the winner. Winners receive a very limited edition wiffleball keychain. For a history of the award, check out Player of the Week History.