This year’s ESPY nominations were announced on Friday, and one thing was made clear: The ESPYs really like Roy Halladay. And who can blame them?
Halladay is nominated for Best Moment for the no hitter that marked his postseason debut against the Cincinnati Reds. His competition in that category is the Fennville High School basketball team, who overcame gut-wrenching emotion to win three playoff games after the sudden death of the team’s 16 year-old star, Wes Leonard. Halladay also faces 20 year-old NASCAR driver Trevor Baynes for his Daytona 500 win.
Halladay’s biggest competition in that category is the Fennville squad. Don’t be surprised to see him lose out to them. After all that team has been through this year, they deserve a little time to shine at the ESPYs.
In the Best Major League Baseball Player category Halladay also receives a nod. He faces Jose Bautista of Toronto; Josh Hamilton of Texas; Felix Hernandez of Seattle; and Joey Votto of Cincinnati. All great players, of course, but Halladay should get this.
While the Best Moment and Best MLB Player categories are the only ones that feature representation of the Phillies, there are a few other categories where you might always like to pay special attention.
Here are some suggestions on how to proceed.
In the Best Championship Performance category, the nominees are:
Tim Lincecum, 2010 MLB Postseason
Tim Thomas, Stanley Cup Finals
Kemba Walker, Big East Tournament and NCAA Tournament
Serena Williams, 2010 Wimbledon
Voting suggestion: I’m pretty sure we’re on the same page here, but I strongly suggest that your vote be for anyone other than Lincecum.
For Best Team, the nominees are:
Green Bay Packers
San Francisco Giants
Texas A&M Women’s Basketball
Voting suggestion: Again,Â let bitterness prevail. Be sure to vote for anyone BUT the San Francisco Giants.
While I’m at it, I’m assuming that if you are a Phillies fan you are an overall fan ofÂ Philadelphia sports. That being the case, you may want to go ahead and eliminate voting for the Green Bay Packers as possibility.
Sure, Philadelphia sports fans aren’t nearly as bad as we’re made out to be but we are allowed to hold a grudge.
Now go perform your civic duty and vote!
Brandyn Campbell is contributing writer for View from Section 116. You can usually find here writing about football and the Philadelphia Eagles at the Philly Sports Muse site on Aerys Sports. Follow her on Twitter at @sports_muse and on Facebook.