Carl Crawford Named 2011 Red Sox Chocolate Easter Bunny Award Winner

John Madden has the Galloping Gobbler Award for Thanksgiving. Well, NESN has the Chocolate Bunny Award for Easter.

Tom Caron and Jim Rice thought long and hard about which Red Sox player deserved the prestigious honor on Saturday, but they decided on Red Sox Final that Carl Crawford was a worthy recipient.

T.C. said John Lackey may have been the star of the game for the Sox, but the chocolate Easter bunny is also about inspiration and being a gamer.

Crawford had two hits in the ballgame, including his first home run as a member of the Red Sox. Since he was in Anaheim, though, an emotional Jim Rice accepted the award on Crawford’s behalf.

To see T.C. and Rice’s reasoning for giving the award to Crawford, as well as Rice’s tear-jerking acceptance speech, check out the video above.

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