Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Congratulations, Blake DeWitt

From "DeWitt named NL Rookie of the Month" at

For Blake DeWitt, it's all about seizing the opportunity.

When injuries clouded the Dodgers' third base picture early this season, the 22-year-old DeWitt got his chance and has been making the most of it. That fact was acknowledged on Wednesday when DeWitt was selected as Gillette's Rookie of the Month winner for May in the National League.

DeWitt will receive a Rookie of the Month trophy and Gillette will make a $5,000 donation to a charitable organization in DeWitt's name. The award comes after DeWitt hit .322 in May with five homers and 18 RBIs. He was selected over NL nominees Joey Votto of Cincinnati, Geovany Soto of the Cubs and Manny Acosta of the Braves.

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II


Delino DeShields, Sr said...

For an even higher honor, DeWitt's even made it to my fantasy team roster... after I dumped Beltre for him.