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2016 Arizona Diamondbacks Unsung Hero: RePoll

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Let’s try this again, shall we?

FRANCE-CORSICA-VIOLENCE Photo credit should read PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images

This is why we can’t have nice things, people. :) We have had an unfortunate recurrence of the Rookie of the Year award. Last night, when I went to bed, results were fairly even, with all four respondents having got at least 15% and Chris Owings in a believable lead. This morning, I wake up to find Chris Herrmann suddenly sitting at 69%. Now, while he’s certainly not undeserving of the accolade, and unlike the Rookie of the Year poll, I haven’t found Ground Zero [I deliberately didn’t post this one on Facebook, but there was still a significant spike of traffic from there!], the sudden rush of judgment in his favor is suspicious. And when I say, “suspicious”, I mean found dead at its desk, with multiple swords impaled in its back, and a note written in its own blood saying, “I WAS MURDE...”

Popular opinion is one thing. But these awards are intended to reflect the views of the SnakePit, rather than some well-organized group of Facebook friends, to whom the limited prestige of this apparently matters FAR more than it actually does. So, let’s revamp the procedure. The form below now requires you to provide your SnakePit username, in addition to your choice. Forms submitted without a valid username will be discarded. Forms submitted with a newly-registered username may be discarded, if there’s a sudden wave of them. It’s an approach which will be the new normal for the rest of the season. This isn’t voting in California. We have standards...

Anyway, see the original, now poll-less article for details of the four candidates - I won’t bother to rehash those here - and vote below. After providing your username of course. As a result, the winner will be held back until Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, and appreciate your co-operation.