So, here we go…
Curt Shilling, There will be Blood Part 2
Jonathon Papelbon, Step Up to the Mound
Barry Bonds, Fugitive: Running from the Feds
Roger Clemens, Titanic 2
Step Up to the Mound is the story of a young dancer turned Red Sox’s closer, on a mission to win a WORLD :) Championship one step at a time. His rendition of River Dance left audiences in awe and helped catapult his career as a pop-sensation.
Debbie Clemens, Behind Closed Doors
Erin Andrews, There’s Something about Erin
Allyson Footer, A Beautiful Mind
The gut-wrenching story of a woman forced to uphold a picture-perfect image for a husband in the spotlight, Behind Closed Doors explores Clemens fight to remain the perfect mother and wife while hiding a deep, dark secret from the world. Critics called it “haunting” and “beautiful.”
Clay Buchholz, Rookie of the Year
Craig Biggio, Saving the Houston Astros
Joe Torre, Ice Age: The Final Meltdown
The Philadelphia Phillies, The Sting: 10,000 and Counting
And the Winner is…Craig Biggio for Saving the Houston Astros
Saving the Houston Astros is the tale of a brave man who takes on the challenge of saving a whole city, one hit at a time. His grace and humility make his performance the only shining light of the film and saves Astros fans from shredding their season tickets.
San Francisco Giants, The Bonds Witch Project
Colorado Rockies, Mission Possible
New York Mets, Every Which Way but Loose
Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Super-Duper Bad
This hard-to-watch depiction of life on the streets in Florida is both nauseating and gut-wrenching. Day-after-day of painful performances makes this a must-see picture for anyone who wants to experience pure agony. The New York Times called it, “vomit-inducing” and “grotesque”
Thank you for joining me for the Baseball Oscars. What do you think? Did the Academy get it right this year? What other awards should be given out?