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(ESPN)   Miguel Cabrera joins Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew   (espn.go.com) divider line 203
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2012-10-03 11:46:46 PM  
First Triple Crown since 1967 - 10th player in modern history.

Even more difficult if you are a right handed hitter ... less chance of beating out infield hits.
 
2012-10-03 11:49:25 PM  
He's been put out to pasture?
 
2012-10-03 11:50:31 PM  
I submitted this with a worse headline.
 
2012-10-03 11:57:42 PM  
I really like Mike Trout and was hoping he'd snag MVP, but goddamn, a Triple Crown.  Impressive.
 
2012-10-03 11:58:17 PM  
He's been retired to stud?
 
2012-10-04 12:32:06 AM  
Great achievement. He should be the MVP. If he doesn't win, it will be a travesty. First Triple Crown in 45 years!
 
2012-10-04 12:46:19 AM  
He's been gelded?
 
2012-10-04 01:20:09 AM  

slayer199: Great achievement. He should be the MVP. If he doesn't win, it will be a travesty. First Triple Crown in 45 years!


I agree he deserves MVP, and I feel confident he will get it. I am amused that this will be day 4(?) of those MVP bickering threads.
 
2012-10-04 03:21:15 AM  
This Red Sox fans' hat is off to Miguel Cabrera. Hell of a job.

Now got get that crown from Yaz, wouldja? His neck is really tired from wearing for 45 years.

/Veal. Waitress. All week.
 
2012-10-04 03:22:07 AM  
is that balco guy already out of prison and has he moved to detroit?
 
2012-10-04 03:44:09 AM  
MLB's post season bracket thingee is up. Deadline is 5 minutes before the WC games on Friday. A lot less detailed this year, only have to pick the winners, not in how many games.

Also, grats to Cabby. He's earned it.
 
2012-10-04 04:04:17 AM  

FiendishFellow05: This Red Sox fans' hat is off to Miguel Cabrera. Hell of a job.

Now got get that crown from Yaz, wouldja? His neck is really tired from wearing for 45 years.

/Veal. Waitress. All week.


You got your World Series since then, we got our Triple Crown. Seems a fair trade.
 
2012-10-04 04:08:32 AM  
Trout's had a hell of a year.

But honestly now. You don't go winning the goddamned Triple Crown and then lose the MVP. It's Miguel's.
 
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2012-10-04 04:21:36 AM  

animesucks: is that balco guy already out of prison and has he moved to detroit?


booooooo!
 
2012-10-04 04:36:22 AM  
What the fark, no news flash?!??!!

I mean shiat, I don't give a fark about baseball AT ALL, I can rarely be bothered to watch the world series, if that, because baseball plays too many games in a year, but seriously, even I am pumped about this.

This is American history. This shiat hasn't been done in decades. With the way shiat is going now (as far as I've read) it's a near impossible feat.

GIVE THIS MAN A FARKING NEWS FLASH TAG.
 
2012-10-04 04:41:57 AM  
Not taking aything away from Cabrera, but Trout does play in a pitcher-friendly park.
 
2012-10-04 04:55:09 AM  

king of vegas: Not taking aything away from Cabrera, but Trout does play in a pitcher-friendly park.


so does Miguel
www.ballparktour.com
www.baseballfielddimensions.net
 
2012-10-04 05:22:44 AM  
It's really awesome to see a triple crown. I'm really glad that I got to see it.
 
2012-10-04 05:24:05 AM  

TigersorHawksorBoth: king of vegas: Not taking aything away from Cabrera, but Trout does play in a pitcher-friendly park.

so does Miguel
[www.ballparktour.com image 305x296]
[www.baseballfielddimensions.net image 370x365]


Fences aren't the only factor here. Angels Stadium does play more pitcher friendly than Comerica
 
2012-10-04 05:33:38 AM  

Rex_Banner: It's really awesome to see a triple crown. I'm really glad that I got to see it.


This. It's been a crazy year. A Triple Crown, seven no-hitters, two perfect games, Aaron Hill hit for the cycle twice in eleven days and my team turned a triple play. I imagine some other weird things happened along the way.
 
2012-10-04 05:38:30 AM  
three perfect games, rather.
 
2012-10-04 05:44:07 AM  

suicide: Rex_Banner: It's really awesome to see a triple crown. I'm really glad that I got to see it.

This. It's been a crazy year. A Triple Crown, seven no-hitters, two perfect games, Aaron Hill hit for the cycle twice in eleven days and my team turned a triple play. I imagine some other weird things happened along the way.


The Washington Nationals finished with the best record in baseball.
/Congratulations, Miggy!
//Rod Allen sees you, big fella
///Go Tigers!
 
2012-10-04 05:51:10 AM  

suicide: Rex_Banner: It's really awesome to see a triple crown. I'm really glad that I got to see it.

This. It's been a crazy year. A Triple Crown, seven no-hitters, two perfect games, Aaron Hill hit for the cycle twice in eleven days and my team turned a triple play. I imagine some other weird things happened along the way.



The Orioles won 93 games and made the playoffs.
 
2012-10-04 05:51:38 AM  
I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. Cabrera the MVP? Given Trout's baserunning and defense? The triple crown might sound cool, but we shouldn't take RBIs into account when picking the MVP, as they are so dependent on whether the guys hitting in front of you can get on base. This is like saying someone who hit for the cycle was more valuable than a guy who had a two HR two double game (all else being equal) because, hey, it'shiatting for the cycle! Or it's like giving the Cy Young to the guy who won the most games. We all figured out why wins are a terrible stat for evaluating pitchers, so let's not screw Mike Trout out of the MVP he's earned because we're too lazy to properly evaluate position players.
 
2012-10-04 06:06:21 AM  

Rex_Banner: TigersorHawksorBoth: king of vegas: Not taking aything away from Cabrera, but Trout does play in a pitcher-friendly park.

so does Miguel
[www.ballparktour.com image 305x296]
[www.baseballfielddimensions.net image 370x365]

Fences aren't the only factor here. Angels Stadium does play more pitcher friendly than Comerica


What is the other factor?
 
2012-10-04 06:08:24 AM  

Palmer Eldritch: I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. Cabrera the MVP? Given Trout's baserunning and defense? The triple crown might sound cool, but we shouldn't take RBIs into account when picking the MVP, as they are so dependent on whether the guys hitting in front of you can get on base. This is like saying someone who hit for the cycle was more valuable than a guy who had a two HR two double game (all else being equal) because, hey, it'shiatting for the cycle! Or it's like giving the Cy Young to the guy who won the most games. We all figured out why wins are a terrible stat for evaluating pitchers, so let's not screw Mike Trout out of the MVP he's earned because we're too lazy to properly evaluate position players.


There are three days worth of discussion in this topic.
 
2012-10-04 06:12:30 AM  

meanmutton: Rex_Banner: TigersorHawksorBoth: king of vegas: Not taking aything away from Cabrera, but Trout does play in a pitcher-friendly park.

so does Miguel
[www.ballparktour.com image 305x296]
[www.baseballfielddimensions.net image 370x365]

Fences aren't the only factor here. Angels Stadium does play more pitcher friendly than Comerica

What is the other factor?


Heat, humidity, and wind all effect how well he ball carries. Plus, it is easier to pick up the ball out of the pitcher's hand in some parks
 
2012-10-04 06:14:32 AM  
He's dead and turned to glue?
 
2012-10-04 06:37:37 AM  

Principal Clarinet: First Triple Crown since 1967 - 10th player in modern history.

Even more difficult if you are a right handed hitter ... less chance of beating out infield hits.


And a rather slow runner, too.

From today's Freep:

(Frank) Robinson won his Triple Crown in 1966 with Baltimore. He thought Cabrera's achievement was more challenging than those five decades ago because of the more specialized relieving in baseball.
 
2012-10-04 06:59:01 AM  
Of course ESPN has the Yankees on the main page and doesn't even have Cabby as the lead story on the baseball tab. MLB.com has their priorities straight at least.
 
2012-10-04 07:00:54 AM  
An interesting fact: Curtis Granderson started coming on real strong in the HR race, finishing tied for second with Hamilton. IF the Yankees had to play that extra game in Baltimore, Grandy would have had the chance to actually BEAT Cabrera, with no way of him being able to do anything about it - play in games like that are considered part of the regular season statistically.
 
2012-10-04 07:01:45 AM  
It's funny how people keep comparing numbers between Trout and Cabrera for MVP. It's most valuable player to his team. Would the Tigers have made the playoffs without Cabrera? Hell no. The Angels didn't make the playoffs with Trout. Remove each player from each team and what happens? I daresay the Tigers go below .500. I don't think there is quite the dropoff for the Angels.
 
2012-10-04 07:05:32 AM  

suicide: It's been a crazy year. A Triple Crown, seven no-hitters, two perfect games, Aaron Hill hit for the cycle twice in eleven days and my team turned a triple play. I imagine some other weird things happened along the way.


Polish Hussar: The Washington Nationals finished with the best record in baseball.


Principal Clarinet: The Orioles won 93 games and made the playoffs.


A hard knuckleballer won 20 games. First time it's happened since. . . uh. Well, we can go back to Joe Niekro in 1980 when a knuckleballer won 20, but didn't Joe throw a flutterball?

I mean, when the A's go 32-13 over their last 45 games to win the division and that doesn't crack the top 5 headlines, it's a crazy year.
 
2012-10-04 07:21:01 AM  
No bugs on him if he doesn't get the MVP. He already has the Triple Crown. He doesn't need it validated.
 
2012-10-04 07:49:51 AM  

zeppo: An interesting fact: Curtis Granderson started coming on real strong in the HR race, finishing tied for second with Hamilton. IF the Yankees had to play that extra game in Baltimore, Grandy would have had the chance to actually BEAT Cabrera, with no way of him being able to do anything about it - play in games like that are considered part of the regular season statistically.


Heck, Granderson could have tied him last night if they hadn't pinch hit for him.
 
2012-10-04 07:50:02 AM  
9 Comerica Park (Detroit, Michigan) 1.071
27 Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim, California) 0.812

Park factors, for anyone trying to make the argument that Cabrera doesn't play in a hitters park.
Also, can't we all just get along? Both seasons were historic.
 
2012-10-04 07:55:02 AM  

You Are All Sheep: It's funny how people keep comparing numbers between Trout and Cabrera for MVP. It's most valuable player to his team. Would the Tigers have made the playoffs without Cabrera? Hell no. The Angels didn't make the playoffs with Trout. Remove each player from each team and what happens? I daresay the Tigers go below .500. I don't think there is quite the dropoff for the Angels.


Well stated. Case closed.
 
2012-10-04 07:55:46 AM  

You Are All Sheep: It's funny how people keep comparing numbers between Trout and Cabrera for MVP. It's most valuable player to his team. Would the Tigers have made the playoffs without Cabrera? Hell no. The Angels didn't make the playoffs with Trout. Remove each player from each team and what happens? I daresay the Tigers go below .500. I don't think there is quite the dropoff for the Angels.


Cabrera is the reason that the Tigers are in the worst division in baseball while the Angels are in the best? Interesting, I didn't know that
 
2012-10-04 08:01:50 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: Of course ESPN has the Yankees on the main page and doesn't even have Cabby as the lead story on the baseball tab. MLB.com has their priorities straight at least.


And no one is talking about the NL MVP either, which is a REALLY close race. And since we've had 45 AL MVP threads, let's make make this about the NL race

/Posey FTW
 
2012-10-04 08:02:45 AM  

Rex_Banner: And no one is talking about the NL MVP either, which is a REALLY close race


I don't think it is close. Posey will win in a runaway.

Now, the NL CY Young race.....
 
2012-10-04 08:07:03 AM  

bulldg4life: Rex_Banner: And no one is talking about the NL MVP either, which is a REALLY close race

I don't think it is close. Posey will win in a runaway.

Now, the NL CY Young race.....


Molina's easily in the discussion. Braun would be if not for.... well..... things. Meanwhile, Wright, Headley, and McCutchen all share the "Your Numbers are Awesome and You Could be the MVP but Your Team Sucks So Fark You" Award
 
2012-10-04 08:26:10 AM  
Tip o' the hat to Miggy--well done, and done with class. Never once has he said anything about wanting to win anything other than the World Series.

Another hat tip to the Royals' fans for the standing O they gave Miggy last night. A lot of fans should learn something.
 
2012-10-04 08:26:16 AM  

Rex_Banner: Popcorn Johnny: Of course ESPN has the Yankees on the main page and doesn't even have Cabby as the lead story on the baseball tab. MLB.com has their priorities straight at least.

And no one is talking about the NL MVP either, which is a REALLY close race. And since we've had 45 AL MVP threads, let's make make this about the NL race

/Posey FTW


Everyone knows that National League baseball isn't real baseball.
 
2012-10-04 08:31:01 AM  
Miguel Cabrera joins Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew

He gets to have someone jerk him off once a week for the rest of his life? Not bad, Miguel...not bad at all.
 
2012-10-04 08:45:34 AM  

Principal Clarinet: First Triple Crown since 1967 - 10th player in modern history.

Even more difficult if you are a right handed hitter ... less chance of beating out infield hits.


I would have bet dollars to donuts the next triple crown winner would be a lefty - Hamilton or Cano. But there are some damn good right-handed hitters now. Braun, Trout, McCutchen, Kemp.
 
2012-10-04 08:53:33 AM  
miguel cabrera is taking horse steroids?
 
2012-10-04 09:02:50 AM  

animesucks: miguel cabrera is taking horse steroids?


I wouldn't be shocked if any MLB player were doing that.
 
2012-10-04 09:06:51 AM  

animesucks: miguel cabrera is taking horse steroids?


Mane & tail shampoo. Wash, rinse, repeat.
 
2012-10-04 09:10:35 AM  

meanmutton: Rex_Banner: Popcorn Johnny: Of course ESPN has the Yankees on the main page and doesn't even have Cabby as the lead story on the baseball tab. MLB.com has their priorities straight at least.

And no one is talking about the NL MVP either, which is a REALLY close race. And since we've had 45 AL MVP threads, let's make make this about the NL race

/Posey FTW

Everyone knows that National League baseball isn't real baseball.


DH baseball is best baseball
 
2012-10-04 09:11:08 AM  
get that man a sponser with david sunflower seeds.

that an easy couple of million dollars for his seeds.
 
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