Just moments ago, Adam LaRoche took home his first career Gold Glove award. He’s the 2nd National ever to win the award, behind Ryan Zimmerman in 2009. Upon receiving the award in his hands, Adam exclaimed, “fits like a glove!” Followed by a few moments of awkward silence, he was booed off stage and told to never make stupid jokes like that again.
The award is Adam’s first major individual accolade since being named a Topps All-Star Rookie first baseman in 2004. Sure that meant something at the time, but we all know there’s no real market for Topps anymore.
What awards will be given to Nationals players as the offseason continues? Manager of the Year for Davey Johnson? Rookie of the Year for Bryce Harper? Staggering Disappointment of the Year for Drew Storen? We’ll have to wait and see!