The news keeps getting better for former ASU shortstop, World Series champion and all around balding midget Dustin Pedroia.
The Baseball Writers' Association of America voted Pedro as the AL Rookie of the Year today in a runaway blowout. Dustin earned 24 of the 28 first place votes in the poll, beating 2nd place Devil Rays rookie Delmon Young by 76 points.
After a slow start in April, Pedroia exploded when the calendar turned to May. He hit .317 with 8 homeruns and 50 RBI, but more importantly, he had a .380 on-base percentage and an astounding .990 fielding percentage.
In a related story, in a total piece of bullcrap vote, Ryan Braun was given the NL Rookie of the Year award over Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. I'm not in any way a Rockies fan (or a Brewers fan, at that), but if you can objectively justify Braun winning the award OVER Tulo, leave a comment.