Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Golden Barney!

When your team loses 101 games, you don't have very much to cheer for. Darwin Barney's defensive play was one of the few bright spots. He tied the major league record for consecutive errorless games at second base in a single season. Last night he was named the Gold Glove winner for the National League second baseman. Yeah, Darwin!

He's the first Cub to win the award since Derrek Lee in 2007 and the first Cub second baseman since Ryne Sandberg.  Ryno won it nine years in a row, from 1983 - 1991.  Once a guy starts winning a few in a row, it seems that reputation alone is enough to keep winning.  Brandon Phillips has won three of the previous four Gold Gloves at second.  The thought was that he may win it again this year, partly because of his previous wins.  But my boy Barney prevailed.

Here's a gold card to celebrate the gold glove.


  1. As a Reds fan, I'm a little disappointed Phillips didn't get it, just because you've got to root for your own! But Barney deserves it more - Brandon's a second baseman who makes some incredible plays, but Barney is a great defensive second baseman.