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Monday, January 13, 2003

The 2002 Baseball Primer Primeys

Our accountants at Arthur Andersen are ready to count your votes.

The Primeys are to recognize the best work on Baseball Primer and
on the rest of the Internet.  The choices below were selected from
your nominations, and it’s up to you to make the final decision.  Some
of these are just for fun, but we take the rest very seriously.  Make
your decisions wisely, and vote responsibly, early, and once.  It
sometimes helps to note the context of a post.

Everything here is deserving of an award, and some deserving
nominees had to be left off.  Thanks to everyone who submitted
nominations, and keep them coming for the 2003 Primeys!  Thanks for


1. Best Humorous Post:

Mark McKinniss on Giambi-Mabry

TOLAXOR’s World Series Predictions

Gideon interprets the pronunciations of “ough”

John K’s Tomas Perez Anagrams (10:07 p.m., October 10th - about a third of the way down)

John Brattain sympathizes with Craig’s reproductive troubles


2. Best Serious Post:

Walt Davis on the salary cap

Yupi’s Words in Declaration of Independence

Jones on groupthink

Walt Davis on DIPS


3. Best Baseball Thread:

Giambi-Mabry Trade

Rangers Chemistry

Memorable Moments

Royals Slogans

Hall of Fame 2


4. Best Non-Baseball Thread:

Ring Dings


Primmer v. Prymer

Jung Bong

Name is…


5. Best Poetry:

Dzop’s Quinn at the Bat

Kamatoa on the Rockies

Score Bard on the Floyd trade

Score Bard on the year ahead

Score Bard on the A’s Streak


6. Most Informative Poster:

Beer Guy

Walt Davis

Bruce Markusen

Dick Thompson

Steve Treder


7. Best Internet Baseball Site:

The Baseball Page

Baseball Almanac


8. Best Internet Baseball Writer:

Jim Baker

Craig Calcaterra

Rob Neyer

Doug Pappas

Joe Sheehan


9. Best Internet Baseball Weblog:

Futility Infielder

Big Bad Baseball

Aaron’s Baseball Blog

Daily Prospectus


10. Best Baseball Article

Doug Pappas - “The Numbers” Series

Jonah Keri - “Prospectus Q&A: Tommy John”

Bill Simmons - “My dance with the Devil (Rays)”

Rob Neyer - “A Last Great Season: The Senators in 1945”

Allen Barra - “My most memorable baseball moments” Series


11. Best Baseball Research/Analysis Project:

Voros McCracken - DIPS 2.0

Bill James - Win Shares

Charles Saeger - Context-Adjusted Defense

Tangtotiger - BaseRuns/Runs Created Research

Rob Wood - Win Values


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Please note that if you wish to vote dozens of times you will need
to spoof your IP address to do so.  We are going on the honor system,
but we are at least checking that.  Winners will be announced sometime.

Dan 'The Boy' Werr Posted: January 13, 2003 at 05:00 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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