One of my mentors at work had a going away events last week with most of his team or key people he worked with in his three years in Chicago. As part of the event, he gave out "awards" to his team to give some tongue in cheek thanks to everyone who worked with him. Lots of awards were given, "Cy Young", "Venzina" trophy, etc. Mine was most improved.
Maybe I read too much into things (i know i do), but the negative connotation of the awards can't escape me. I know it wasn't intentional or anything. But the idea that I needed significant improvement when i joined the team irks me in a small way.