quote:What does the Hall of Fame have to do with the MVP Award?
Your argument holds no water whatsoever. There is no connection.
No connection at all but it's an achievement status. Which you rather have, to be in Hall of fame or be mvp for one year. It's about achievement and recognition by peers. If a triple crown achievement requires a Hall of Famer to achieve that, then it says something about the triple crown. If it takes 45 years for the next future Hall of Famer to get the triple crown, that itself is a great achievement. I'm a Giants and A's fan (yes keep the charm going today), however much I don't like the Tigers, I have to give respect where is due, Cabrera, Prince F. and Verlander are a potent combination. And they are still playing in October. Each time when it's the two big guys' turn to come to bat, I would tell myself as a fan, don't make stupid errors now, don't hang the ball. It is even worse if there is a guy already on base when Cabrera is at bat and Prince F. is on deck. A's is an underdog, just look at the A's payroll versus Tigers' payroll. But A's have the heart and passion to win, and they will get the job done today. Yes, Cabrera and Prince F. are not exactly the sporty 4-sport type of guy you found in HS. They are slow and lumber thru the bases. Does it matters if they are good in what they do, ie. hitting the baseball? I believe each of them get over $200 millions in contract (need to verify this) and tell that to the Detroit managers that they are insane.