This isn’t just a dry awards show. The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards Show, scheduled to air live on ESPN at 8 p.m. CT, will also include a special edition of Baseball Tonight’s Web Gems, highlighting the best defensive plays of the season. I’m pretty sure you’ll see some of Javier Baez in there.
Javy, along with Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward, are the three Cubs “finalists” for Gold Gloves at their positions (second base, first base and right field, respectively). I put “finalists” in quotes because these aren’t really “finalists,” they’re simply the three top vote-getters at each position.
Rawlings also notes that all 18 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners will be eligible for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award, which is given to the best defensive player in each league. After the conclusion of the show, fans will be able to vote for the Platinum Glove Award winners at Rawlings.com. Voting will end on Thursday, November 8, at 9 pm. CT.
I think we’d agree that Javy would be a worthy choice for the Platinum Glove Award. So — enjoy the show, and then go vote for him!