Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Yet from the earliest times when the award was created, the writers have interpreted as I have suggested it was intended to be. I would have thought there would have been a huge outcry from those involved with such a "farcical" interpretation.
And BTW, the definition of MVP was created by the creators of the award, and is the same today as when it was started. The writers today aren't making up new defintions, they are simply relying upon what was done at the time.
Where have you been son? There are outcries almost every year about how farcical the MVP votes are. People have been ridiculing the writers for 80 years. The writers ridicule each other. It has been that way since the very first year.
There is no definition of MVP in the ballot. It is such a simple concept that it requires no definition in the ballot. The ballot instructions have not changed. Some of the writers have justified their poor votes by making up some ridiculous definitions of "most valuable player" that are clearly not intended by the instructions in the ballot. It usually involves some excuse for allowing the performance of other players and teams to influence their votes for the MVP.