Cy Young Rumblings

It's time for the Baseball Writers Association to create a new award for relievers -- the Rollie Fingers Relief Excellence Award.

Updated: November 11, 2005, 2:27 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

If Mariano Rivera wasn't one of the three best pitchers in the American League this year, we know a whole lot of people who need new eye prescriptions.

But there is official evidence that at least six people didn't think he was -- because somehow, six of the 28 ballots for the AL Cy Young award (that's 21 percent) came back without the great Mariano's name on them.

Anybody got a decent explanation for that travesty of voting justice?

Well, we've got one. And the sad truth ...

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