David Robertson named finalist for Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award

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Via the man himself, David Robertson has been named a finalist for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, which is given annually “for outstanding on-field performance and off-field contributions to [the player’s] community and is one of the awards given during the Players Choice Awards banquet annually.” Robertson was elected as one of six finalists (one per division) for his work with High Socks For Hope, helping those effected by tornadoes in his hometown of Tuscaloosa.

The winner will be announced after the season. Curtis Granderson won the award in 2009, when he was with the Tigers.

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Lining up Sabathia
Open Thread: Looking back at 1998
  • vin

    Robertson has really stepped up this year, both on and off the field. Glad to see him getting the recognition he deserves.

    • Rainbow Connection

      Would he have stepped up if his own hometown wasn’t affected?
      Would he be up for this if there wasn’t a marketing campaign on YES?

      • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Did your parents not love you enough as a child or something?

      • David, Jr.

        Get lost, fool. He stepped up. End of story.

      • vin

        Probably not, and yes (is there one? perhaps I don’t watch enough). I don’t need athletes – or anyone for that matter – to try and solve the world’s problems, but it’s nice to see people try and help out in places that mean the most to them.

        No one is more cynical and skeptical than me, but I can’t see spinning this into a negative.

        • David, Jr.

          No reason to be cynical or skeptical.

          Visit a charity that benefits something like learning disabled children and know that somebody gave piles of money to make it go. Wealthy business owners? Athletes? Entertainers? Unions? Rich brats who inherited it? It doesn’t matter. It is all good.

      • John

        Even if the answer to both of your questions is no, that does not make him less deserving.

    • Tyrion Lannister

      What’s wrong with helping those who are affected in your home town? Did players in Seattle do as much for New Yorkers as players in NY did after 9/11? Did players in Minnesota do as much for the people of New Orleans as players in New Orleans did after Katrina? No, you are more apt to help those who are close to you. That’s where your family and friends are, that’s where you grew up, that’s where you currently are located. He’s helping people so shut up.

  • Mike Myers

    cant we all just get along and hate the red sox together?

  • Ro

    Good for Robertson. Well deserved.

    Surprised a Yankee player was nominated for any award regardless of their efforts. Perhaps there is one panel out there not filled with Red Sox homers. Perhaps I’m wrong and they’ll give Ellsbury an award for simply just breathing.

  • pop up teixeira

    Good for Robertson. Well deserved and I hope he wins it.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I was this close to meeting David Robertson last year….But at least I got to meet Swish. But congrats David.

  • yoo-boo

    David Robertson and his wife have charities to donate but this Alabama tornado charity is the one of the biggest charities this year. It is a good feeling to be part of it. Plus, it is really nice that Robertson does not stop striking out batters.

    It is a humanistic nature for some people who make or set up a charity or a situation educational program for something that affects directly them or their families/friends. For instance, Posada for craniosynostosis; Michael J. Fox for Parkinson’s disease; etc.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    His wife is ridic hot too.