Relive the best MLB trending topics of the year and vote for your favorite
Baseball brings people together. Chatting about last night's game or who you think has a chance at MVP is the best form of small talk, infinitely preferable to discussing the weather (unless you're Mike Trout ). Now, thanks to various forms of social media, we can be a part of the baseball conversation all the time.
The Esurance MLB Awards are Major League Baseball's way of honoring the greatest achievements from the 2015 season with an industry-wide balloting process. In the Best Trending Topic category, we're asking you to help decide which moment of the season got people talking in the most memorable way.
Check out some of the nominees below, then click here to see the full list and vote for your favorite.
Jon Lester threw his glove to get an out
If you like Orbit, better put a ring on it
Orbit is a mascot of many talents, up to and not limited to having tea parties with David Ortiz and treating Jose Iglesias like a friendly kitten. But in August, he revealed dance moves worthy of Houston's own Beyoncé:
Ichiro lives the dream
In 2014, Ichiro Suzuki told the New York Times that he'd love to pitch in MLB someday. "Like all Japanese pitchers, the splitter is my bread and butter," he said. But it wasn't until the eighth inning of Game 162 of his 15th season that he finally got his chance:
Bartolo Colon is a source of pure joy in the universe
It's no secret that Bartolo Colon is always having a good time. Take, for example, this behind-the-back flip from the right-hander's shutout in September:
Pittsburgh is attacked by the Tarp Monster
Back in July, there was a brief rain delay during a Padres-Pirates game. Business as usual, right? But little did the grounds crew know that the tarp they were trying to put on the field was actually a monster bent on devouring them. Luckily, Andrew McCutchen and Sean Rodriguez were there to save the day:
Voting will remain open through Nov. 13 at mlb.com/awards. Winners will be announced live on MLB Network and MLB.com on Nov. 20