Way to go Brooks Conrad:
It was an improbable win decided by an unlikely hero in the grandest of manners. As Brooks Conrad looks ahead at his future, it's hard for him to imagine experiencing anything more energizing than what he achieved at Turner Field on May 20.
With the walk-off grand slam that he drilled off Reds closer Francisco Cordero during that afternoon's 10-9 Braves win, Conrad lived a dream shared by anybody who has ever stood in a batter's box and was the key player in a dramatic seven-run, ninth-inning comeback that obviously caught the attention of the baseball world.
Conrad was voted Major League Baseball's Clutch Performer of the Month presented by Pepsi for the month of May. He received 43 percent of the votes, easily outdistancing Philadelphia's Roy Halladay, whose perfect game on May 29th helped him finish second with 19 percent of the vote. Others receiving votes included Minnesota's Justin Morneau (17 percent), Texas' Vladimir Guerrero (8 percent), Tampa Bay's Rafael Soriano (6 percent) and Oakland's Dallas Braden (5 percent).
Always good to beat a Philly player. And remember, when you think clutch, think Pepsi...
I didn't even know there was a Clutch Player of the Month. Does this mean the Braves swept the "of the Month of May" awards? Troy Glaus for Player of the Month, Jason Heyward for Rookie of the Month, and now Brooksie?