October 2012

CarGo earns second Gold Glove

Former Missoula Osprey outfielder Carlos Gonzalez (2003) has earned his second National League Gold Glove award of his career. The best defensive players at each position were announced earlier at each position by Major League Baseball and Rawlings, the long-time sponsor of the award.

Gonzalez also earned the honor during his breakout season in 2010, which he also earned in left field.

We’ll have more information on this on Wednesday on MissoulaOsprey.com.

The Top 3 Games of 2012 – Nos. 1 and 2

by Ben Catley

(NOTE: I apologize for the delay in getting this out. Let’s just say that I’ve run into problems with (1) Getting back into the blog (and, of all things, it was a missing 1 in the land of 1s and 0s that solved the problem!) and (2) the audio accompaniant … which will get added soon.)

Ahh … now the debate is sure to begin. We have already revealed the five nominated games that did not make the top two, including the No. 3 game as selected by our fans and a panel of experts. Now it’s time to reveal the order of the other two.

If you missed it, the two games we have not revealed in our countdown – September 5, 2012 and September 14, 2012. The fans split on these two – the Bird Droppings poll had September 5 come out on top, while the MissoulaOsprey.com poll went to September 14. (more…)

The Top 3 Games of 2012 – No. 3

The votes are in and have been counted, and we have our Top 3 Games of 2012. While the highlights will be uploaded to the website at MissoulaOsprey.com later tonight and tomorrow, we figured we’d at least let most of the cat out of the bag, so to speak.

The games that were voted on that did not make the grade:
4. June 25 (Mondesi-gate … the night Raul Mondesi Jr. missed home plate on what would have been a game-tying two-run home run in Helena, giving the Osprey a 2-1 win in 10 innings)
5. June 22 (Home opener, tied in extra innings on a Jake Lamb RBI triple, and won in the 13th on a walk-off double by Lamb)
6. June 27 (The 20-0 win over Helena in which Danny Pulfer hit for the cycle and Michael PErez came close to doing the same)
7. August 30 (The rally from 6-0 down to win 9-6 in Billings) (more…)

The polls are closed on Best Game of ’12

The polls are now closed for the voting on the Best Osprey Game of 2012. Don’t worry, if you have voted (even the “other” vote was counted, which was for June 25, by the way), it has been counted. And the results will be interesting, to say the least.

How it will work is, we’ll take the ballots from the esteemed panel and use them as one portion of the vote. The other parts will come from the polls, both on MissoulaOsprey.com and here on the blog. We can also now tell you the panel – Osprey President Mike Ellis, Executive Vice President Matt Ellis, Vice President/General Manager Jeff Griffin, GM-Operations Jared Amoss and Missoulian reporter Michael Heinbach.

We will announce the results over the next three days, beginning tomorrow afternoon/evening with No. 3 …

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