1500 ESPN host Patrick Reusse has been nominated for baseball's highest honor for a writer, the J.G. Taylor Spink Award.
Phil Miller wrote this article which calls the award is give annually for “meritorious service to baseball writing.”
I think it's great. I think he's quite deserving for all of his years covering the Twins. I've been able to get to know him the last 4-5 years and always enjoy conversing with him. I've really enjoyed going on air with him from Ft. Myers the last couple of years and catching up at the Diamond Awards. I always enjoy getting a text message from him asking me what I know about a certain minor leaguer, or reminding him the name of the player who did whatever. It's enjoyable because I know he's about to talk to that player and there will be a story coming soon.
I know he can rub a lot of people wrong, and he loves acting the part of the curmudgeon, but I for one will be hoping he'll get into Baseball's Hall of Fame in December.
Here you can find the list of previous Spink Award winners who have been enshrined in Cooperstown.