I am on again off again with this sports-blog thing.
This isn’t going to be a post where I proclaim that Miguel Cabrera was the right or wrong choice.
Miguel Cabrera is the American League MVP and a lot of people aren’t happy. If you’re one of ’em? Deal with it.
I have a problem with the way we Americans seem to be doing things lately; whether it be elections, American idol, or picking MVPs in sports.
Why can’t we just let the debate be settled when the results are in?
I don’t need you to be happy with the choice, but stop trying to discredit the choice after it’s already been made. Prior to the election, vote, or game; debate the merits, skills, flaws– whatever — to your heart’s content. THAT’S rational.
When it’s over, it is over. Accept it. Move on.
It’s like when Michigan and Michigan State play. The day after the game there are people with the audacity to debate the results. Why even play the game if nobody on the other side ever has to eat the humble pie?
Back to baseball, There is not going to be a recount to re-decide the MVP. You made your case (a damn good case) for Mike Trout leading up to the vote. The people who decide that award, decided something different from your opinion. You guessed it! Move on!
“Shaggy” Matt Culbreath, a good friend of mine, suggested perhaps Angels fans would consider a petition to secede from the American League… but I don’t think the Angels could hack it as their own independent baseball league.