Well, the MVP announcements came and went and only a few things were surprising. Justin Verlander predictably took the AL MVP, and Jose Bautista came in a criminal third — criminal mostly because he received one vote each in sixth through ninth place. NINTH PLACE? Are you kidding me? On top of that, this asshole decided he would vote Michael Young for MVP and slot Bautista in seventh. Good joke, except not a joke, somehow.
And in the National League, Ryan Braun won out over Matt Kemp despite Kemp basically being better than Braun at everything on a team that didn’t have Prince Fielder on it. But hey.
BREAKING: BBWAA still dumb.
Unrelatedly, my band Del Bel is finally doing an honest-to-goodness album release party in Toronto and you should seriously consider coming. The record, Oneiric (listen here), will be available on CD and on white vinyl. And we’re playing with some sweet bands.
In case you’re not convinced, here’s the leadoff track from the album. Flash required, but you can also listen here.