Baseball Hardware, or Chutzpah: Foot in Mouth Edition
The time: 2006
The occasion: voting for Major League Baseball's Most Valuable Player
The front runners: Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals, who had just won the World Series, and Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies, who hadn't even made it into the playoffs.
The winner: Ryan Howard of the Phillies
The upshot: Albert "Sore Loser" Pujols called a press conference, in which he opined that no player whose team hadn't even made it into the playoffs had any business being voted MVP.
Fast forward to 2008:
The front runners for MVP: Pujols and Howard again, only this time it was the Phillies who had won the World Series and the Cardinals who hadn't made it out of the regular season.
This year's winner: Albert Pujols
Question for the space-time continuum: is it possible to request a do-over of a press conference two years ago?