From this a.m.’s Enquirer:

So what was his reaction to being named the winner of the Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award by the Cincinnati chapter of Baseball Writers’ Association of America?

“I can’t believe it,” Griffey said. “I’m in shock.”…The vote for the Nuxhall Award for Griffey was unanimous.

I’m happy for Griffey, though I’m surprised that this award didn’t go to Casey again.

The BBWAA also named Griffey the most valuable player. Aaron Harang won the Johnny Vander Meer Award as the outstanding pitcher.

I have a bit of an issue with Griffey as team MVP, though I know the argument could be raised. Harang was a no-doubter for the Vander Meer.

One Response

  1. Brian

    Leave it to the Reds to have a pitchers award named after a .500 pitcher with an ERA slightly better than the league average.