My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!
I guess making the playoffs is a difference maker in MVP voting...
I know that, but it's a strange way to vote for a player.
Kemp became the seventh player in Major League history to finish the season ranked in the top three in homers, batting average, RBIs and stolen bases in their respective league, joining Hall of Famers Ty Cobb (1907, 1909-11), Honus Wagner ('08), George Sisler ('20), Chuck Klein ('32), Willie Mays ('55) and Hank Aaron ('63).
Should have been Kemp.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
The NL Central owns this award.
2015 Rotation: Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Leake, Cingrani
...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.
Anyone notice that Votto got 6th? Not too shabby as a follow up to 2010, eh?
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
Braun should have won. Good job. American League, not so much.
"My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton
Kemp should have won.
Plaschke wrote a good article about that:
"For Reds fans, by Reds fans" Learn it, love it, live it.
This is kinda unrelated but according to baseball reference Braun had a .994 ops and a 166 ops+ while Kemp had a .986 ops and 171 ops+. I'm just wondering how that works.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS