Posnanski Named Inaugural Writes of the Year by BBA

3/28/11:

“The Baseball Bloggers Alliance today named writer Joe Posnanski the winner of the inaugural Writer of the Year Award, honoring the top internet writer.  Posnanski, who writes for the print version of Sports Illustrated as well as maintaining his own log and Twitter account, was the overwhelming selection from the BBA.

Posnanski received 218 points, including 35 first place votes from the 110 ballots cast.  Bob Neyer, formerly of ESPN and now at  SB Nation, was second with 12 first place selections and 136 points overall.  Rounding out the top three was former Boston Globe writer Peter Gammons, now working at MLB Network and MLB.com with 135 total points and  20 first place votes.  ESPN writer  Buster Olney and Hardball Talk blogger  Craig Calcaterra were the only other nominees to tabulate ten percent of the total vote.”

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