First of all, let me just say Major League Baseball’s Gold Glove Awards Show is never going to draw huge ratings. I get that. BUT… if you are a sport that is sssssstrrrrruggling to get any kind of foothold with fans, like Major League Baseball most certainly is, why would you hold an awards show, highlighting some of the incredible talent your league possesses, on a night when everyone is watching election coverage and absolutely NO ONE is going to watch your show?
I also forgot that this is the same league that didn’t think putting the debut of the biggest free agent signing of 2020, Gerrit Cole, to the biggest media market team, the New York Yankees, was worth putting on television, even though the league has ITS VERY OWN NETWORK.
So, airing the MLB Gold Glove Awards Show during the coverage one of the most contentious elections in the history of our country (which MLB knew was going to be the case months and months ago), absolutely fits right in with everything else the league does.
Eh, who needs fans, am I right?
MLB: We have a real problem marketing our game.— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) November 4, 2020
Executive: Well, how do we fix it?
MLB: We can start by announcing the Gold Glove awards during the most important presidential election of this generation.
Executive: I love it. Let's do it.
Why on earth would MLB do the Gold Glove award show tonight? That sport just hates itself so much— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) November 4, 2020
Baseball handing out Gold Gloves tonight has got to be among the Top 5 Most Tone-Deaf PR moves ever by a pro sports league but congrats to Javy Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Luis Robert, among the other positional winners. Couldn’t one of the three Chicago catchers nominated have won?— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) November 4, 2020
How dumb is MLB and Rawlings to be announcing Gold Glove winners tonight like right now. Get a clue. You can do that just about any other night of your lives. Did you forget what was going on?— Mike Harrington (@ByMHarrington) November 4, 2020
Still laughing at how a bunch of people sat in a room and said “yeah there’s nothing important going on the night of 11/3 — let’s do the gold glove ceremony then”
— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) November 4, 2020
The MLB announcing gold glove winners right now is the most MLB thing in history.
— Feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) November 4, 2020
MLB has the next 6 months wide open and they picked tonight for the gold gloves lmao— Scott Coleman (@scottcoleman55) November 4, 2020
MLB: why don’t people care about our game?— Colin (@duckisgod) November 4, 2020
Also MLB: let’s schedule our Gold Glove award show on election night https://t.co/xJpK4dBX5Y
Yo @MLB this is a terrible time to announce the Gold Glove Award winners. Why the hell not wait until tomorrow?— Rum Bunter (@rumbunter) November 4, 2020
the fact the gold glove awards are tonight is exactly why MLB needs a new commissioner— DOM (@DOM_Frederic) November 4, 2020
MLB announcing the Gold Glove Awards tonight pic.twitter.com/yWySZSuT5a
— 🥇 (@SteeloCity) November 4, 2020
By the way, here’s who won, because I know you weren’t watching.
Catcher: Roberto Perez (Cleveland Indians)
First Base: Evan White (Seattle Mariners)
Second Base: Cesar Hernandez (Cleveland Indians)
Third Base: Isiah Kiner-Falefa (Texas Rangers)
Shortstop: J.P. Crawford (Seattle Mariners)
Left Field: Alex Gordon (Kansas City Royals)
Center Field: Luis Robert (Chicago White Sox)
Right Field: Joey Gallo (Texas Rangers)
Pitcher: Griffin Canning (Los Angeles Angels)
Catcher: Tucker Barnhart (Cincinnati Reds)
First Base: Anthony Rizzo (Chicago Cubs)
Second Base: Kolten Wong (St. Louis Cardinals)
Third Base: Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies)
Shortstop: Javier Baez (Chicago Cubs)
Left Field: Tyler O’Neill (St. Louis Cardinals)
Center Field: Trent Grisham (San Diego Padres)
Right Field: Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Pitcher: Max Fried (Atlanta Braves)