Toronto Blue Jays: 2022 – High School Yearbook Awards
By Henry Wright
With the heartbreaking end to the Blue Jays 2022 campaign still fresh in most of our minds, a lot of the discourse surrounding the team has been much less fun than many of us may have hoped for. This isn’t without good reasoning, it can be hard to have fun when you’re talking about your favourite team who just days ago had one of the worst collapses in recent baseball history. It hurts, I know, but we can’t just wallow in our self-pity forever, so why not try and have a little bit of fun as the offseason gets underway.
As the title of this article suggests, this is going to be yearbook superlatives and awards for players on the 2022 Blue Jays. If you’re unfamiliar, these are the little awards that are given out in high school yearbooks, like best hair, cutest couple, or most likely to succeed (these are what google said, I don’t actually think my high school yearbook had these, but you get the point). Now obviously I won’t be using only basic yearbook awards, because one, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. would obviously have best hair locked up, and two, most of them do not apply to Major League Baseball players. I will still try and use as many as I can, but we’ll play it by ear.
So here’s the plan; I’m going to hand out a series of high school yearbook-esque awards, some of which are actual awards you may find in a yearbook and others that I may have completely made up. Despite the disappointing ending and all the frustrating stretches, 2022 was a pretty good season, so we may as well try to have some fun with it. With all that out of the way, here’s the first award in the 2022 Toronto Blue Jays, High School Yearbook.