MLB’s individual awards week is underway and to no one’s surprise, Mike Trout took home the AL Rookie of the Year trophy unanimously. That guy = a pretty good baseball player. His National League counterpart was Bryce Harper and frankly, some tweeters think that was a clown choice, bro.
Now, nobody is necessarily wrong for thinking Harper shouldn’t have won the award. Among NL rookies, he was second in home runs, fourth in RBI, and 10th in batting average. Somewhere along the way, his hype machine could have snowballed him into winning this award. So no, the stats aren’t eye-popping and he certainly didn’t have nearly as strong a freshman campaign as Trout, but that never stopped Twitter.
Ladies and gentlemen, today in hype-haters:
The angriest person in all of Arizona.
Aaron Hill not making the All Star Game, Wade Miley not getting ROY and both losing to Bryce Harper. I wish STATS actaully meant something.
— Clayton Parker(@ClayJParker) November 13, 2012
Maybe things would’ve been different if he had repeating names like you, Bran Bran.
Bryce Harper winning ROY for the NL just proves that’s a popularity contest.
— Bran Bran (@ItsBranBranDoe) November 13, 2012
The least deserving? Come on, Dontrelle Willis won it once.
Bryce Harper might be one of the least deserving Rookie of the Year winners ever….Hype sells, I guess.
— Dan Barwick (@Barwickipedia) November 13, 2012
And now his day is ruined!
The fact that bryce Harper won rookie of the year kinda pisses me off
— Carson Corley (@CarsonCorley) November 13, 2012
He paid me, and with the money I’m buying his Rookie of the Year trophy back from him so he doesn’t have it anymore so you can sleep easy, Sam.
Im not sure who Bryce Harper paid to win rookie of the year he was the 4th best rook in the NL Miley Frazier and Rosario all more deserving
— Sam Danes (@SamDanes26) November 13, 2012
Yes, I bet that is exactly what Mike Trout is thinking right now.
Somewhere mike trout is pissed that people are putting him and Bryce Harper in the sentence
— Eric Ryon (@Ery727) November 13, 2012
More importantly, what is your Twitter background picture all about?
how the fuck did Bryce Harper win ROY?
— Mike Dempsey (@_mjdemps) November 13, 2012
You know that would almost be pedophilia. Not like I’m keeping track.
i dont get how people can hate on Bryce Harper. Literally EVERYONE was on his dick at the beginning of the season
— #collinwrona (@c_dubb44) November 13, 2012