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Thread: Is the All-Star MVP now a Lifetime Achievement Award?

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    Re: Is the All-Star MVP now a Lifetime Achievement Award?

    Quote Originally Posted by New York Red View Post
    My friends in NY are going nuts about it, haha, as NY fans tend to do. As all fans tend to do. I love it.
    Mo said he wanted to pitch the 8th to make sure he got in there, not sure he went as far as asking to, but it seemed like his call from the interview I read.
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    Re: Is the All-Star MVP now a Lifetime Achievement Award?

    Only Sale did more than anyone else, but in a game without any exceptional performance, why not? I can assure you that that's who the players on both teams would have voted for.

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    Re: Is the All-Star MVP now a Lifetime Achievement Award?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Yeah, Ripken's HR made that more legit for me. This was different, since there were like 10 other pitchers who did pretty much exactly the same thing in the game.
    There was speculation that the NL pitcher (I think it was Chan Ho Park) grooved one to Ripken so he could go long.
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    Re: Is the All-Star MVP now a Lifetime Achievement Award?

    When nobody stands out....yes

    Personally, I thought Chris Sale was the most impressive player given his opportunity.

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    Re: Is the All-Star MVP now a Lifetime Achievement Award?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    There was speculation that the NL pitcher (I think it was Chan Ho Park) grooved one to Ripken so he could go long.
    Yeah....but he still hit it, just like he did with America watching game 2131 in 1995.

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    Re: Is the All-Star MVP now a Lifetime Achievement Award?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    Yeah....but he still hit it, just like he did with America watching game 2131 in 1995.
    Correct. Ever watched a home run derby. Guys are getting grooved much less pitches and still don't hit a home run every time.

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    Re: Is the All-Star MVP now a Lifetime Achievement Award?

    The award is so irrelevant that I couldn't care less who it is given to or why. That it was used as a way to give Mo' a memorable send off is just fine with me.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Is the All-Star MVP now a Lifetime Achievement Award?

    I really don't have a problem with Rivera getting the ASMVP award at all. The game itself was rather dull and lacked a true standout performance by anyone. However, out of all the pitchers who performed so well, Mo is the only one that's been doing it for 20 years in a legendary career. That counts for something and sets him apart from the rest of the pack.


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