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Tuesday, September 02, 2008


One player is hitting .309, has 29 homers, 85 RBI, an on-base percentage of .395 and a slugging average of .579 (OPS of .974).

The other is hitting .259, has 31 homers, 95 RBI, an OBP of .345 and a slugging average of .499 (OPS of .844).

The media is heralding one of them as a possible MVP candidate and the other as a failure.

Which one is which and why?



  • At 2:23 PM, Blogger ThePeoplesChamp said…

    One is the highest paid player in baseball on the team with the highest payroll of alltime, who is having an all time under achieving season, and according to (which I so eloquently outline) is the statistically least clutch player in baseball, not to mention he's dating a woman 15 years older than him (who is way past her prime both professionally and......), and had his wife kick him out to the stoop.
    The other was left to dead to beginning of the season and somehow (HGH?) has managed clutch hit after clutch hit to lead his team to a current division lead and probable playoff spot, while laying low with 3 or 4 higher profile players on his own squad.

    I wanted to go the racial route but it didnt work here.

  • At 3:53 PM, Blogger Ben said…

    Anybody talking about CD as an MVP candidate is smoking something dangerous. He lost more games for them in the first half than he's won in the second. He can't carry Pujols's shoes (and I say that as a Met fan).

  • At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sports, you said? Why would I care?

    Is this some sneaky political thing?


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