Yesterday, the BBWAA announced that Felix Hernandez had won the 2010 American League Cy Young Award. David Price finished second, ahead of CC Sabathia.

Hernandez received 21 of the 28 first-place votes. Price got four of the other top votes followed by Sabathia, with three. Joe Smith of the St. Pete Times had Hernandez first and Price second. Tony Fabrizio of the Tampa Tribune had Price first.

Marc Topkin has some of the reaction. [St. Pete Times]


  • Tony Fabrizio explains his Cy Young ballot. [Rays Report]
  • Bud Selig says he is prepared to assist the Rays in their quest for a new stadium, but at this point, there are no immediate plans to do so. [St. Pete Times]
  • Martin Fennelly and his Flying Fenellyisms* return to tall us all about the gloom-and-doom surrounding the Rays right now. [Tampa Tribune]
  • The Top 5 sports bars in the Tampa Bay area. You guys have a problem with any of these? [Yahoo! Sports]

*Single-sentence paragraphs.





  1. nate says:

    That Yahoo article should be renamed, Top Five Sports Bars in Largo, FL

  2. Don says:

    I guess Yahoo's O'shea never made it to Fergs...esp. on Yankee or Red Sox series...there is nothing better in sports bars....
    Cy Young award is for the BEST pitcher...voters got it right...
    no matter who he plays for.....
    Price had his chance though...IF he beats the Rangers (twice)
    and pitches in ALCS/WS would have been different!

    • Hal says:

      I generally ignore you, but voting is done prior (that means before) to the post-season (post-season means after the regular season). Post-season is another way of saying "playoffs". So you see, the voting is done before the playoffs. Do you understand?

  3. Michael says:

    Yeah, that Yahoo article is atrocious. Four of the top 5 sports bars in the area are located in Largo, the other in Seminole? Who's grandpa put that list together?

  4. Beth says:

    I guess Fabrizio grew up on the "new math." His article notes that Hernandez came in first in Cy Young voting, followed by Price and Sabathia. He then says "Boston’s Jon Lester finished third and Los Angeles’ Jered Weaver fourth." Huh?

    And on the subject of our 4th estate getting it wrong -- did I read in Tom Jones' column today that Joe Maddon has never been voted manager of the year? Is 2008 that long ago? I can't find this part of the column in the on-line St. Pete Times, so I wonder if I just misread it -- I saw the paper version of the newspaper early this morning, before I had my coffee so you never know.

  5. Rob says:

    I didn't expect much from Fennelly's column, but that was beyond atrocious.

  6. MJ says:

    That sports bar article really missed the boat. Fergs? Courtside? Press Box? No idea what that girl is talking about, and I'm from Larghetto.

    How bout the Boston Herald guy not even voting price as one of the top 5 pitchers this year.


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