Saturday, October 27, 2007

Braun Should be the ROY

The Colorado Rockies have made the World Series and suddenly everyone loves Troy Tulowiztki. He's very good, but he shouldn't be the NL Rookie of the Year. He hit .291 with 24 homers and 99 RBIs. His OPS was .838 and he played a very good defensive shortstop.

All of that is a good indication of what kind of player he will become.

Ryan Braun hit .324 with 34 homers and 97 RBIs. The difference is that Tulowitzki played 155 games. Ryan Braun was called up on May 25 and only played in 113 and he still hit 10 more homers and had nearly as many RBIs! Braun's OPS was 1.004!

So why is Tulowitzki even be considered for the award in the face of those overwhelmingly favorable numbers for Ryan Braun? Because Braun is Jewish. America doesn't want to see Jews succeed in sports. Success might encourage other Jews and transcend the impression that we are a physically weak people.

Of course the Red Sox will sit Jew baseball player Kevin Youkilis when they travel to Colorado for Game 3 of the World Series. He's hitting .396 this postseason and .444 since Game 1 of the ALCS for Christ's sake. He's a superior first baseman and they're sitting him? It must be a conspiracy.

I say give Youkilis the AL MVP (why not?). Maybe .288, 16 homers, and 83 RBIs aren't the best numbers, but c'mon, he's Jewish. That should count for something. I say pass over Matt Holliday and give the NL MVP to Shawn Green (it would certainly make that night different from every other). He had a 10-10 year (10 homers and 11 stolen bases), that should be enough.

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