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Posts Tagged ‘Cy Young’

Zack Greinke Wins Cy Young, KC Star Beefs the Announcement

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Zach Greinke

Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke won the American League Cy Young award, and apparently, the Kansas City Star was so excited by the news, they ran two announcements — one saying Greinke won and the other saying Greinke did not. Bonus: both announcements were/are in the same article.

Because they will undoubtedly change their error, we have a screenshot for your enjoyment. The announcement(s) read as follows:

The Royals’ Zack Greinke won the American League Cy Young Award. Greinke, who finished 2009 with a 16-8 record, became the third Royal to win the award, determined by a vote of the national media.

And

In the end, Zach Greinke’s league leading ERA wasn’t enough. The standout Royals picther [sic] finished second in the voting for the American League Cy Young Award, given to the outstanding pitcher of the year as determined by the national media.

So yeah, in their exuberance, the editors obviously overlooked the double-printing, not to mention the ugly misspelling in the second paragraph. Apparently, the folks at the Star are having quite the party to celebrate Greinke’s award, which also represents the lone bright spot of yet another horrific Royals season.

As for the Cy Young award, Greinke had all but three first place votes.

Zack Greinke Laughs At Your SI Jinx

Zack Greinke

Last week, I did a post discussing Zack Greinke’s appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and how that designation could jinx what is looking like a promising season for the Kansas City Royals. The thought was either Greinke or the Royals as a team would experience some kind of fall off now that the sporting world knows about them. Fortunately for the Royals, Zack Greinke — who is living up to that “best pitcher in baseball” hype — is laughing at such a suggestion.

More on Greinke’s torrid start after the jump >>