The staff and management of the Play of The Week/Play of the Year would first like to take a moment to congratulate the players, staff and management of the Kansas City Royals on becoming World Champions, by defeating the New York Mets 4 games to 1 in the World Series.

OK, really, its just me, but congratulations to the Royals.

It was an amazing coincidence, and incredibly appropriate, that our Championship Round poll and game 5 of the series came to an completion within about a half hour of each other on Sunday. The voting was fast and furious the final week, but by a 56% to 44% vote, the most outstanding play of the year is...

Los Angeles Angel centerfielder Mike Trout, whose leaping catch above the wall took away a certain home run from Seattle Mariner catcher Miguel Montero. Trout outdistanced Toronto Blue Jay Thirdbaseman Josh Donaldson's all out, body sacrificing dive into the stands to take home the title. The play proved that Trout is indeed a five tool player, and it helped the former American League Most Valuable Player take home a non-so-cherished prize, our Play of the Season.

I would like to thank every one that voted this week and all season long to help select the Play of the Year. I would love to thank our sponsors...

But we don't have sponsors. I would like to thank the members of the academy, and I would like to thank all the little people...

Comedian Rich Little, actor Cleavon Little, former NFL running back Rob Lyttle, the cast of Pretty Little Liars and every last Oompa Loompa and member of the Lollipop Guild.

And remember baseball fans, spring training is just 156 days away!