This has been put off until literally the last night of the year, but now it's time to announce the winners of these seventh annual McCoven Awards. Here's a link to the original nomination thread, if you're interested.
Outstanding Newcomer: thirteenthirteen
It's hard to believe considering the way she became part of the community, but thirteenthirteen wasn't even registered on MCC until well into the season. She made such an impression on everyone that nobody else was even nominated.
Most Amusing: groug
The reaction to groug being nominated was collective bewilderment that he hadn't already won the award yet, which really says all that needs to be said. One can only hope that groud will step up his game in 2013 and win the award.
Most Informative: sfgiantsgirl
Given how little we talk about baseball, it's possible to forget sometimes that this is in fact a baseball blog, but sfgiantsgirl's contributions are in fact baseball-related. It's easy for us to talk out of our asses regarding prospects, since most of us really don't know anything about them, but she does, and the community benefits immeasurably from her sharing that knowledge with the rest of us.
Alex_Lewis Memorial Spirit Award: gallo del cielo
There's nothing that I can say here that others haven't already said better, but I'm glad that gallo won this award unanimously. It means a great deal to all of us that he's here.
Best GIF: Tentacle Pence by Natto
See "Best Image". Natto is a national treasure.