I got an email this morning from a PR firm with the following info -- very cool!
The “MLB Rookie of the Month Award presented by Gillette” is back, and I thought you’d be interested in hearing that Jair Jurrjens is one of four players nominated as the best rookie in the National League during the month of June.
This officially-sanctioned Major League Baseball award is now in the hands of the fans. Online ballots can be cast at www.mlb.com/gillette, so feel free to vote!
If you do vote online, you are automatically entered for a chance to win a trip to one of the 2008 World Series games.
Other National League nominees include pitcher Mitchell Boggs of the St. Louis Cardinals, outfielder John Bowker of the San Francisco Giants and pitcher Edgar Gonzalez of the San Diego Padres.
Way to go, Jair! Let's vote him in every month -- he's too awesome, he should have been an all-star, and if I had a vote, he'd be Rookie of the Year at this point. <3