Given what Paul is facing, it might be a reminder for us all that even though our team may be languishing in the 2nd division, we should still work to do as well as possible. Seeing the challenges that lie ahead for Paul, there can't be justification for taking the second half of the year off because one didn't feel like researching a recent call-up, or make a trade to improve for next year, or replace a player on the active list that has recently retired.
So following the 2010 season, the decision was made to discontinue handing out the Paul Mahlan Award. This was in no way reflective on Paul, it was more that we didn't want to take the award lightly and not just pick someone to pick them. We wanted the award to be meaningful and the concern of not being able to keep up with the standard the award was intended encouraged us to stop even though we continue to be impressed with Paul's focus on life and accomplishing the next day's goals.
Here is a list of the eleven winners:
|2000||David Mahlan||David's Copperfields|
|2001||Matt Grage||Matt's Hard Hats|
|2002||Rich Bentel||Dem Rebels|
|2004||Steve Olson||Steve's Stones|
|2005||David Holian||David's Ruffins|
|Matt Grage||Hot Sludge Sundae|
|2006||Kenn Ruby||Kenndoza Line|
|2007||Kenn Ruby||Kenndoza Line|
|2008||Bob Boryca||Mo's Red Hots|
2010 Mike Coulter Candy Colored Clowns
Bob Boryca Mo's Red Hots