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.