So, JP Arencibia was named the AL Player of the Week this week, and as John Lott points out in the linked article, promptly thanked his dog as well as the Man in White at the Rogers Centre. Congrats to JP on the award and thanks for the humour. (If you’re unclear on that, educate yourself and read this post from The Blue Jay Hunter from last summer when this first became “news.”)
Now, that said, what I really want to know is whether or not he will receive a trophy similar to the one on this baseball card? This particular golden award was bestowed upon him for being a “Topps 2011 All-Star Rookie,” which everyone knows is pretty much the baseball equivalent to the Medal of Honor. Don’t argue with me. It just is.
If there is no trophy like the one above, I’m afraid this Player of the Week Award is a little hollow.