I’m putting on my tuxedo, stuffing a flask inside and will certainly have a bucket of popcorn on my lap because one of the coolest things about the 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates is the fact that people are noticing what the Bucs have become.
Last night on MLB Network, the talking heads came right out and said to Andrew McCutchen, the Pirates aren’t the doormats any longer. It was a little blunt, but hell, it’s the truth.
The awards keep coming in the next week or so. Andrew McCutchen and Clint Hurdle will certainly be in the mix.
Here is a press release from MLB Network PR about all the hoopla.
Send that tux to the dry cleaner, the fun is about to begin!
2013 BBWAA AWARDS FINALISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED TONIGHT EXCLUSIVELY ON MLB NETWORK
Winners of the Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and MVP Awards Will Be Announced Live
Exclusively on MLB Network From November 11 – 14
Secaucus, N.J., November 5, 2013 – The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) will reveal the top three finalists in the American League and National League for the 2013 Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player Awards tonight exclusively on MLB Network at 6:00 p.m. ET, hosted by Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds and Bill Ripken.
Starting Monday, November 11 through Thursday, November 14, BBWAA Awards Week will feature the announcement of the winners of each award in the American League and National League by BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O’Connell live at 6:00 p.m. ET exclusively on MLB Network. The dates for each award announcement are listed below:
• Monday, November 11: AL & NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award
• Tuesday, November 12: AL & NL Manager of the Year Award
• Wednesday, November 13: AL & NL Cy Young Award
• Thursday, November 14: AL & NL Most Valuable Player Award
About the BBWAA:
Founded in 1908, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America was established to assist journalists covering Major League Baseball for daily newspapers. Its purpose is to ensure proper working conditions in press boxes and clubhouses, and to ensure its members have access to players and others in the game so members’ reporting can be accurate, fair and complete. Today there are more than 700 active members of the BBWAA working for newspapers, magazines and major web sites.