…until DHL loses your PowerBook. The initial results of MLB’s latest dubious promo were announced yesterday, and get a load of the following “DHL Hometown Heroes”.

Chicago White Sox : Frank Thomas. Not a poor choice necessarily, but the timing couldn’t be worse for 3rd place Ozzie considering the Big Hurt played such a crucial role in Oakland’s latest AL West crown.

Washington Nationals : Gary Carter. Granted, two years in DC isn’t enough time to properly recognize the Nats, but Montreal isn’t exactly the same hometown. The Senators’ legacy should’ve been considered (resulting in Gwen Virdon as Washington’s representative).

Tampa Bay Devil Rays : Wade Boggs. Al Leiter feels it is far too early for Scott Kazmir to win such a prestigious award.