THE ABYSS GAZES BACK

FIFTY THOUSAND MOONS

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Johnny Barbato wins the coveted 2016 James P. Dawson Award. Want to feel pain? Here are the last 12 winners

Last year: Slade Heathcott
2014: Masahiro Tanaka
2013: Vidal Nino
2012: David Phelps
2011: Manny Banuelos
2010: Jon Weber*
2009: Brett Gardner
2008: Shelley Duncan
2007: Kei Igawa
2006: Eric Duncan
2005: Andy Phillips
2004: Bubba Crosby

Twelve years, two meaningful Yankees.

Weber, in case you've forgotten, was a journeyman minor leaguer who signed to compete for the fifth OF spot. He led the Yaankees in spring training with a .483 batting average, but got clipped at the final cuts, in favor of Marcus Thames. He went to Scranton and disappeared.

1 comment:

Alphonso said...

This has to be an April Fool's joke. Johnny Barbato? Barbato?

" Now pitching for the Yankees, number 112, Johnny Barbato...... Number 112. "

Good friggin' luck.