Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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?

2 Comments:

At Tue Nov 18, 11:09:00 AM, Anonymous Bo said...

It's that age-old question. (I always wonder who God listens to when both sides pray to win....)

 
At Tue Nov 18, 02:21:00 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

I think it's the baseball Gods playing with our minds.

I'm just wondering what lesson this teaches our kids....winners aren't really winners and losers aren't really losers?

My husband is a psychologist (and a Cards fan)...wonder what his take on this is....

 

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