Thursday, December 27, 2018

Mookie Betts Is Runner-Up To LeBron As AP Male Athlete Of The Year For '18

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Red Sox right-fielder, World Series Champion and American League Most Valuable Player Mookie Betts is the runner-up as Associated Press Male Athlete Of The Year For 2018. The top honor went to (pardon us while we roll our eyes) LeBron James. The Los Angeles Laker (who did not win a championship in 2018, by the way) got 78 total points in the balloting by U.S. editors and news directors. Betts was next in second-place with 46 total points. Finishing third was Stanley Cup Champion Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, followed by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in fourth and Triple Crown winner Justify in fifth. I guess we knew that Justify was a guy—but that still seems a little weird. Anyway, we all know who the real winner was—right?