Time to celebrate: Those around baseball react to Blake Snell winning the AL Cy Young

November 15, 2018

Tampa Bay Rays ace left-hander Blake Snell won the American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, becoming the second pitcher in franchise history to take home that hardware (David Price won it in 2012).

Check out how his teammates, his minor league teams and the Tampa sports community reacted to his victory.

His teammates were vocal in their support:

https://twitter.com/CCron24/status/1062871027577892870

https://twitter.com/rstanek_55/status/1062864908528820227

https://twitter.com/KKiermaier39/status/1062867425442574336

https://twitter.com/D_Robertson28/status/1062859709269499904

https://twitter.com/JoeyWendle/status/1062854553442402305

https://twitter.com/TGlasnow/status/1062854480369205249

https://twitter.com/Sweet_n_Lowe5/status/1062849095751139328

https://twitter.com/TphamLV/status/1062848217895833600

One of his fellow Cy Young finalists was keeping things light:

https://twitter.com/JustinVerlander/status/1062859543540101120

Some of Snell's stops on his path to greatness chimed in:

https://twitter.com/DurhamBulls/status/1062853110115299328

https://twitter.com/StoneCrabs/status/1063094083843964929

https://twitter.com/BiscuitBaseball/status/1062849013505028096

And what celebration is complete without a nice little throwback?

https://twitter.com/NYnellie43/status/1063061492080275457

Snell's got the whole city behind him:

https://twitter.com/Buccaneers/status/1063101680244408320

https://twitter.com/TampaBayRowdies/status/1062849942191046656

And the man of the hour was gracious and thoughtful in victory:

https://twitter.com/snellzilla4/status/1062854932955566080



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