Giancarlo Stanton edged Joey Votto in the MVP point system 302 to 300.
It's interesting that both players are on such underwhelming teams.
And you're reminded, of course, of Andre Dawson.
It's also fantastic that Jose Altuve won in the A.L. since one of the things I love most about baseball is anybody can play.
You don't have to be freakishly tall or fast or any of that.
Altuve's five six.
What a joyful inspiration that guy is.
But lets talk about what might be happening closer to home.
The NL Central.
I've read so many stories about Stanton going to St. Louis already.
OH WOE IS CHICAGO.
IT'LL BE THE CUBS WORST NIGHTMARE!
Hey, I'm not saying it would make things easy, but we already lived through Albert Pujols.
What was DiCaprio's line in "Revenant"?
"I ain't afraid of dyin' any more. I done it already."
I actually can't decide if it's worse if he goes to St. Louis or Los Angeles.
Isn't it still weird to be a Cubs fan and think like that?
To be in the same room with baseball's elite teams and thinking about who you might have to play in the NLCS in the coming years?
Well, whatever happens, happens and surely Theo and Jed will figure something out.
Boy I'll tell you what though, I so remember Pujols coming to Wrigley Field and even though you hated him and hated the Cardinals, you couldn't help but think man, I'm watching history swing.
The difference now is, those fans down at Busch Stadium?
They'll be thinking that about the Cubs line-up for a loooong time.
Part of which is Kris Bryant.
That smile doesn't fool me at all, because inside that guy is the kind of fire usually made up for Marvel movies.
And I do not think that he's done with his MVP awards.
Lastly, this painting.
I'm so happy with it.
Doesn't it look like he's thinking, "Oh yeah? BRING IT."