Today we kick off voting for the 2014 SB Nation MLB Awards. We won't be voting in traditional BBWAA categories like MVP and Rookie of the Year. Those will be discussed ad nauseam elsewhere. Instead, each team's blog will determine winners in categories like Most Regrettable Moment and Best Pitching Appearance. The first category is Funniest Moment.
Here are the nominees, in chronological order.
A mural of Keith Hernandez
Likely inspired by the movie Dodgeball, here is Keith Hernandez taking the bull by the horns.
Bartolo Colon jiggles it
Colon was feeling satisfied in the dugout after a strong outing against the Braves in early April. Jiggle it, just a little bit.
Keith Hernandez impressed by, umm, a hot dog
Surprise, surprise, it's Keith again. I'll present this video without commentary.
50 Cent's atrocious first pitch
Jusssssst a bit outside. If he can't do it, homie it can't be done.
Perhaps even funnier was this 50 Cent/Bartolo Colon mash-up, courtesy of @MetsKevin11.
The Hunter Pence signs
In what became a minor Internet sensation, Mets fans trolled Hunter Pence during a Mets-Giants series at Citi Field in August with some clever signs.
It was a funny, seemingly-grassroots idea, but I hope it doesn't make its way into 2015. Leave it in 2014, where we can remember it fondly.
Marcell Ozuna bombs his own dugout
Ozuna plays for the Marlins, but this bit of hilarity took place in a game against the Mets. In an early September matchup in Miami, David Wright singled up the middle with the bases loaded. All three runners scored, the third thanks to this throwing error committed by Ozuna. Bombs away!
Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo jinxes no-balk streak
DiComo tweeted the following during game 158 of the season in late September:
One of baseball's oddities: #Mets can become the first NL team in 15 years to go an entire season without balking: http://t.co/ipBbi8Uftg— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 25, 2014
Almost immediately after DiComo hit send, Dillon Gee committed a balk:
OH MY GOD THEY JUST BALKED!!!!!!!!!!!— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 25, 2014
It's probably more "amazing" than "funny," but I think it should be included nonetheless.
There are the nominees, folks. Vote for your favorite in the poll below.