There were plenty of highlights from last night’s BBWAA awards dinner in New York, one of which was a speech from Don Newcombe that I wish I’d recorded because he brought the house down with a hilarious and often completely unexpected introduction of Justin Verlander.
Thanks to Dave Robertson’s twitter account, I was able to steal a picture of two of the Yankees honorees, the late-inning duo of Robertson and Mariano Rivera.
Robertson accepted the award for community service in recognition for his work with the tornado relief effort in his hometown. Bobby Valentine introduced the Yankees setup man by saying “he’s all heart, he’s all soul,” then Robertson went on to give much of the credit for High Socks for Hope to his wife,
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