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Player of the Week (Sp10): Week 7 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2010-06-08 01:51 in POTW

The last keychain of the season and final invite to the Lexus President’s Club at a Nationals game is up for grabs. A couple of automatic nominations this week with a Perfect Game (two weeks in a row by the same player no one will vote for) and a player hitting for the cycle, maybe twice.

VOTES ARE DUE BY FRIDAY AT NOON

  • Paul Costello (Brosephorous Rex): Costello tossed his second perfect game of the season, in a second consecutive week, beating the Alcoholics. Costello struck out 6 on the day with an OBA of .200. He got roughed up by the Barnburners, but none of this really matters because you’re not going to vote for him. Maybe he deserves it, maybe he doesn’t, but you don’t care. You simply just don’t like him. It’s probably because he’s better than you.
  • Nicholas DiCrosta (Scared Hitless): DiCrosta has won 3 keychains, and has been nominated 7 times. This week, his lady friend, who became only the 4th female player to bomb a home run, then did it again a few innings later, probably should have taken his place on this list. Unfortunately there is no affirmative action in the PWL. While Ms. Allison Smith certainly made a statement, and certainly is better than Nick deserves, her numbers just don’t hold up. DiCrosta hit 3 dingers, slugged 2.600 and hit .800. He drove in four runs to edge out Jim Shannon (the twin who wasn’t puking by the trees) for the final spot this week.
  • Eamon Murray (The Gnats): Murray has been touting his pitching skills all season trying to get a nomination. This week though he finally gets it for his hitting. Sure, he had some weak opponents, but you can’t argue with the numbers: AVG .625, SLG 1.375, 2 2B, 2 3B, 2HR with 5 driven in. There is a scoring dispute pending to see if he actually hit for the cycle twice in one game, or fell one double short. The homers, triples, and singles are for sure. But, the tape will be reviewed on the second double.


POTW (Sp10): Week 7
Paul Costello
12%
Nicholas DiCrosta
44%
Eamon Murray
44%
total_votes: 521

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.

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