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Davey Johnson Wins Manager of the Year

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Move over Jack Strumski.

Davey Johnson has won something for the second time today. Everyday he wins the battle vs. Death, but today he won something special additionally. Davey took home Manager of the Year honors for the 2nd time in his career, having done so in Baltimore in 1997.

Davey beat out Dusty Baker, Bruce Bochy, and a few others who received votes. While Baker famously had a stroke this season, it was not a stroke of luck. His poor fortune continues with losing this award. Bochy’s style of ball got praise from all around the league, but insisting on using bocce balls during BP because of the similar sounding name lost him some votes. And some lives of his players. Ozzie Guillen was also considered for the award, until people realized he managed a chop shop instead of a baseball team.

Billy Beane Bob Melvin took home the award in the AL, having led the A’s to the ALDS. His listening to what Beane told him good managing skills were considered the tops in the AL in a close race. Oakland really would not have done well without Beane Melvin. It’s an award not well deserved for Melvin.

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An Anthropological Study of the Met Fan, Assuming There Are Any

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Oh wow, a full parking lot? Two hours before the game? Man these fans must be dedica…oh wait, that’s probably just people parking for the US Open across the street.

Final Score: Nationals 5, Mets 1.

Dame of the Game:

Gio Gonzalez: Win, 6 IP, 3 H, 5 BB, 1 ER, 6 K. Tonight can be best described as “Gio Gone Wild.” Gio was not in a proper mindset, doing crazy things that didn’t reflect well on him. But he still gave pleasure to millions of people watching. If only he had flashed his breasts too.

Shame of the Game:

Kelly Shoppach: 0-3, 1 E. Shoppach dropped an easy foul ball by Kurt Suzuki. And you know what they say. You never give Kurt Suzuki a second chance. Unless you’re the Nationals, who gave Kurt Suzuki a second chance after Oakland. Kurt homered, and Zim did as well shortly after, as Kelly looked on regretting the biggest mistake he’s ever made.

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About two weeks ago, my writing partner took a trip to Philadelphia during which he filed this report. It was an insightful look into an unfamiliar territory, although I wouldn’t recommend looking again because some of those fans are just so grotesque. I thought it would be a fantastic idea to continue to expose our readers to fanbases they may not have seen in their own element before.

On Monday night, I went to Citi Field to see the Nationals play the Mets. I expected to see multiple signs that said “garage sale,” looking to raise funds for their losses to Bernie Madoff, but was surprisingly met by people carrying on as normal. I entered the stadium and began to take note of what I saw. My report is detailed below.

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