The American League Rookie of the Year Award has been announced, and the winner was some guy not named Francisco Cervelli.
"I don't know what more I could do," explained Cervelli. "I caught some games in May for the World Champions. I sat on a bench for 3 months of play-off baseball. What more could you ask for?"
Cervelli makes a strong case. When the winner was announced as Oakland's Andrew Bailey, most fans reacted with a "Who?" or an "Oak...land?" Andrew Bailey could not be reached for comment, largely because nobody had his number.
"I called everyone I know in Oakland, nobody had his number," explained Chief Fact Checker for RJG, Selena Roberts. "His number is unlisted. Probably A-Rod erased it from everyone's phone and inserted his information instead so people would forget about the Rookie of the Year and call him instead."
For now, Cervelli will have to live with the disappointment of being passed over for Rookie of the Year.