Keating’s Corner: No award, but Tigers’ Jackson a special rookie

All summer long — amidst thoughts of “are these shorts riding up on me?” and “Larry King doesn’t look so good to me any more” — was this one.

What was Butch Wynegar thinking?

He’s probably breathing a little more regularly today, after the superb closer of the Texas Rangers, Neftali Feliz, was selected as American League Rookie of the Year, with the Tigers sublime center fielder, Austin Jackson, finishing a disappointing second in the voting.

You want to shout RECOUNT, but we, as a nation have been there, done that. And you can’t argue with the numbers of a guy who has the perfect last name for this day. Feliz translates into “glad” and “happy.”

But back to Butch Wynegar.