Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Greedy Pinstripes Are Now A Member Of The IBWAA

We are proud to say that we are now a lifetime member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America, more commonly known as the IBWAA. Rather than me trying to tell you what the IBWAA is and how it will help the site for you guys, the readers, I will just let the owner and founder Howard Cole himself tell you what it's all about.

The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) was created July 4, 2009 to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).
The IBWAA seeks neither to replace nor disparage the BBWAA, but does offer distinctions. While the BBWAA requires ten years and hundreds of dollars of paid membership for writers to earn a Hall of Fame vote, the IBWAA has no waiting period, with a $10 annual membership fee ($20 lifetime).
In the vast majority of cases, the BBWAA requires the tying of a writer’s online work to a print publication for admission; the IBWAA does not. The IBWAA believes that the hoops an applying writer has to jump through to join the older organization are too many and too narrow, and welcomes all Internet baseball writers. Those with his or her own baseball website of any kind or scope are invited to join, as are those who contribute the written word anywhere within the baseball blogosphere.
The IBWAA votes for Cooperstown in December, and during September of each championship season holds elections for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year Awards. In 2010, the IBWAA began voting in its own relief pitcher category, establishing the Rollie Fingers American League Relief Pitcher of the Year and the Hoyt Wilhelm National League Relief Pitcher of the Year Awards.
The IBWAA endeavors to be nimble and inclusive, and encourages members to participate as much or as little as they like. All suggestions are welcome always. Group discounts and scholarships are available.

You can read more about the IBWAA by heading to ibwaa.com, following them on Twitter by following @ibwaa, and you can also join yourself at the website. This may add very little to nothing to the site right away but this is just a stepping stone for us to bring you more and better content each and every day.


Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)