- Staying True To Cubbie Blue
Chicago Cubs
Player Stats
Depth Chart
Wrigley Field
2013 Standings
National League Central
St. Louis 97 65 .599 -
Pittsburgh 94 68 .580 3.0
Cincinnati 90 72 .556 7.0
Milwaukee 74 88 .457 23.0
CUBS 66 96 .407 31.0
- End of Regular Season -
Recommended Sites
Media Friends:
CBS SportsLine
Chicago Bears
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Cubs
FOX Sports
Sports Illustrated
Site Friends:
1060 West
Chicago Cubs Blog
Ivy Chat
Len & Bob's Blog
MLB Rumors
fogpog Feeds
RSS 2.0
RSS 1.0
Add to My Yahoo!
Link To Us: - Staying True To Cubbie Blue

Welcome to fogpog, the best place to talk about all things related to Chicago Cubs baseball. To gain full access to fogpog you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:
  • Participate in our forums and browse from over 75,000 posts.
  • Communicate privately with other Cubs fans from around the world.
  • Create your own custom profile filled with many different features.
  • Gain access to our free arcade providing an assortment of fun and challenging games.
All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the fogpog Staff.

Go Back   fogpog > Cubs Baseball > The Bleachers
CUBS Tickets Gallery Arcade FP Store Donate
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Oct 26th 2008, 5:16 pm
cubsfan162512's Avatar
cubsfan162512 cubsfan162512 is offline
My Mood:
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 239
A-Ram to win Hank Aaron Award

Aramis Ramirez expected to be named winner of Hank Aaron Award

By Dave van Dyck, 3:28 p.m.

PHILDELPHIA The Cubs' Aramis Ramirez is expected to be named winner of the National League Hank Aaron Award, presented by major league baseball for offensive statistics, prior to Game 4 of the World Series Sunday night.

Ramirez hit .289 with 27 homers and 111 RBI. He is a surprise winner, considering he did not even have the best offensive statistics in the National League at his position, third base. The Mets' David Wright hit 33 homers and drove in 124 runs while hitting .302.

And Ramirez's numbers pale in comparison to the Cardinals' Albert Pujols, who hit .357 with 37 homers and 116 RBI.

But for the first time, fans voting at picked the winner, which explains the reason Ramirez won.

Wright was not even the Mets' nominee; Jose Reyes was.

And Pujols plays the Cardinals, a team which does not have the nationwide fan of the Cubs.

When the award was created nearly a decade ago, it was based on statistics, which explains why Barry Bonds won three times and Alex Rodriguez four.

Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26th 2008, 5:34 pm
Bims Bims is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 991
Another reason fans should not be allowed to vote on anything. As if the All Star voting isn't terrible enough every year. I'm a huge fan of Aramis. But he was not the best hitter in the NL. Heck he wasn't the best hitter at his position this season(David Wright). Fans account for I believe 30% of this awards vote. I guess Cubs fans nudged him into the winners circle. Oh well. It's not like any Cubs players were voted into getting any other undeserving honors this past season right? Oh wait, Soriano and Fukudome were voted to start in the All Star game. My bad!
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26th 2008, 5:50 pm
TheBenjamin's Avatar
TheBenjamin TheBenjamin is offline
Hall Of Famer
My Mood:

Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,844
I agree. Fan voting must go. If the game counts, let the Manager of the All-Star team pick his team. He is going to want to pick the guys best suited to win.
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26th 2008, 6:54 pm
ARamfan's Avatar
ARamfan ARamfan is offline
Hall Of Famer
My Mood:

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 2,583
I don't care what anyone says, I'm happy he won. I've had a $hitty month and this is making me feel better! Maybe Rammy's '08 numbers weren't up where they've been in recent years, but there have been a couple of times where he should have won this before. He was good enough to be considered and in the running for this award and he won. As far as I'm concerned he had a great year in almost every way. He didn't hit well in the playoffs, but no one else on our team did either. I look at the positive and to have Aramis win this is getting him some of the recognition that he rightfully deserves. So, I'm going to drink a little champagne to celebrate!
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26th 2008, 8:14 pm
ryno4ever's Avatar
ryno4ever ryno4ever is offline
My Mood:
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: In an Illinois Cornfield
Posts: 13,683
Send a message via Yahoo to ryno4ever
Congrats Aram!
Baseball season's underway...
So you'd better get ready for a brand new day
Hey Chicago whattya say?
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 27th 2008, 10:23 am
TheBenjamin's Avatar
TheBenjamin TheBenjamin is offline
Hall Of Famer
My Mood:

Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,844
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aaron Heilman? Starter Or Reliever? SkullKey The Bleachers 0 Jul 13th 2008 2:18 pm
Hank Steinbrenner needs a nap bigpapaQ. Rival Central 10 Jun 21st 2008 10:13 pm
Ford Frick Award LeeEila's/rant The Bleachers 2 Nov 2nd 2007 6:53 am
L.T. wins MVP Award scuba NFL Football 5 Jan 4th 2007 8:42 pm
Aaron Rowand to be a Cub? scuba The Bleachers 15 Dec 6th 2006 10:11 pm

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 6:08 pm.

Copyright © 2006-2013 All rights reserved.
Chicago Cubs logos Copyright © 2013 Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs.
Powered by: vBulletin v3.6.8, Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.