MLB Network is hosting its very first Social Media Awards on December 15th. Categories include Best Team Promotion, Tweet of they Year, Socially Savvy Rookie, and others.
Will Venable's diving catch (you know the one) has been nominated for "#OMG! Play of the Year" and you all have until this Wednesday (December 4th) to vote. Other plays nominated for this category are Peter Bourjos' homerun-robbing-catch, Josh Donaldson's tarp catch, Yunel Escobar's glove flip, Carlos Gomez' leaping catch to rob Joey Votto, Jose Iglesias' catch to rob David Ortiz, Manny Machado's across-the-diamond throw, Brandon Phillip' barehanded double play from his knees, Ben Revere's diving catch, and J.B. Shuck 's over-the-wall grab.
I may be biased, but none of those other plays are worthy compared to Venable's. There's a reason we call him America's Finest City's Sweetheart (AFCSH) and this play is like at least 64% of the reason. Let's take another look at it, because it really isn't possible to watch this beauty too many times...
Not only was the play itself just phenomenal, but it took away the hopes and dreams of the Giants that night, and that is worth ALL THE AWARDS.
So you can go here to cast your vote via Twitter. Awards will be presented on MLB Network on December 15th at 5pm.