Good morning, Bluebird Banterers! The ballot for the Bluebird Banter Writers' Association Awards for Player of the Month and Pitcher of the Month were released yesterday. There is still some time to vote, so make sure to go and make your selections if you haven't done so already.
We are now opening the ballot for the Play of the Month and we are asking you to vote for what you thought was the best play completed by the Toronto Blue Jays in June 2012, using whatever definition of "best" you like.
The plays nominated for the award all received at least 2 nominations from Bluebird Banter staff, and are listed in chronological order. A play could be any highlight occurring on the field of play--whether it is a web gem or a fantastic pitch, or a game-winning homer. Sorry, funny off-field antics are not considered "plays"--we may have an award for best dugout dance or something after the season ends.
So which play did you vote as your favourite Blue Jays highlight of the month? Were there any plays not listed that we should have nominated? I know that there are quite a few "honourable mentions" from the BBB staff that did not make it onto the list. I will throw them onto the comments when I get a chance.
This poll will be open until Friday, July 6 11:00 pm eastern. Official announcements of the winners will be made on Saturday, so stay tuned!
Nominees and videos after the jump! Bonus game: See if you find the common thread through the defensive nominees.
Brett Lawrie's charge and throw to get a sliding Nick Punto (June 1)
Jose Bautista's strong throw nabs Bryce Harper at third base. (June 12)
Jose Bautista hits homer out of Fenway Park and dents an SUV. (June 27)
J.P. Arencibia catches a foul popup right by the Blue Jays dugout. (June 30)
Colby Rasmus makes a diving catch in left-center field (June 30)
Embedded video of the highlights from MLB.com. Click on any of the video to start playing and click on it again to watch on the MLB.com player.