Tonight the World Series will resume as the Boston Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals for game 6 at Fenway Park. Yesterday’s off day was a chance for the fans of other MLB teams to pay attention and cheer for their guys, as the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced for each league.
The Colorado Rockies had three finalists: left fielder Carlos Gonzalez, third baseman Nolan Arenado, and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. CarGo and Arenado won, while Tulo lost out to a very deserving Andrelton Simmons.
Here are some reactions and what else is happening with the Rockies on this day:
The Rockies went 2-for-3 for the night. All-star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez won his third gold glove in the last four years, but all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was denied. Rookie Andrelton Simmons of the Atlanta Braves beat out Tulo at shortstop.
“Gonzalez, who previously won in 2010 and 2012, matched recently retired Todd Helton (2001-02, 2004) for the second-most gold gloves in Rockies history. Outfielder Larry Walker won five (1997-99, 2001-02) of his seven gold gloves while playing for the Rockies.”
Thank you God for blessing me, for converting to Gold not only my glove but also my heart. 3 time Glod Glove winner pic.twitter.com/8Q3TV46k52
— Car Go (@CarGoMedia5) October 30, 2013
“Surreal” is how #Rockies Arenado describes becoming first rookie 3B to win Gold Glove since 1957.
— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) October 30, 2013
Arenado’s defense was so good that it was difficult to overlook it and give it to someone who might have won for other reasons. Even more impressive is that he didn’t make his big league debut until the end of April, something that made his ascent to the top of the pack an extremely difficult one.”