We're going to focus on 6 main categories. For each of these, the first stage is a post where we open nominations for the category - while we've got our own ideas for candidates, you can suggest others that were missed, and the number of "recs" received will factor into the final choice. The next stage, starting the following day, is a poll for the top 4-5 choices, which will decide the SnakePit winner. A committee of qualified individuals from the mothership will select nominees from the team site winners and host a nationwide vote for each category.
The categories, and schedule for the nominations post, are as follows, with a link to the actual poll. The nationwide polls will follow in the second half of November.
- Nov 3rd: Funniest moment
- Nov 5th: Most regrettable moment
- Nov 7th: Defensive play
- Nov 10th: Most important hit
- Nov 12th: Pitching Appearance
- Nov 14th: non-Diamondback Team of the year
2014 Diamondbacks defensive play
Fortunately, I'd been making notes on these since the beginning of the year, because I wouldn't fancy trying to come up with a list otherwise! This, and the next category (most important hit) can probably be considered election primaries for the SnakePit "Play of the Year" award, which combines offensive and defensive games into a single entiry, so the best couple will probably go into the poll for that. Links go to the video (mostly for my own reference, so I don't have to look them up again when it comes time to embed videos for the poll!).
- Chris Owings, 4/29
- A.J. Pollock, 5/20
- Tuffy Gosewisch, 5/25
- Martin Prado, 6/8
- Ender Inciarte, 7/19
- David Peralta, 7/28
- Didi Gregorius, 9/5
As previously, this is not a thread to discuss the merits of the above, but to make other suggestions. If you can find a video of the play, that might help your case: The best way is through the multimedia search on mlb.com: The best search term if you know the fielder and game, is "playername mm/dd/yyyy". Should get you close... Also as before, please "rec" the suggestions you think most worthy of inclusion, and we'll filter them and the above noms down to a final five candidates for tomorrow's poll and discussion.