Robinson Cano had a pretty good Tuesday night.
The Mariners second baseman kept the All-Star Game from going any longer in the 10th inning with a shot off of Cubs closer Wade Davis that put the American League in the lead.
But not only did that shot win the game, finishing with the American League up 2-1, it also made the case for Cano to win the All-Star MVP award, which was presented after the game.
Of course, you don’t just get a cool glass bat for being the MVP. You also win a new car. Cano had the choice between a Chevy pickup and a Corvette, but for him, it was an easy decision: He went Corvette.
Cano ended the game 1-2 at the plate but had the game’s most important hit — and any night that you end with a brand new Corvette is a good one.
The 1992, 1996, 1999, and 2011 seasons supposedly had seven different 5-WAR center fielders, and, no, I’m not buying any of them as the Golden Age of center fielders. There were 30 teams and 30 center fielders, and a few of them were bound to have some out-of-character defensive seasons that would jimmy with the WAR. Peter Bourjos is one of the center fielders included in the above. Which is swell, but he probably isn’t the herald of the Golden Age.
Not when you could travel back to 1925, when Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Al Simmons, Edd Roush, Earle Combs, Hack Wilson, and Max Carey were all building Hall of Fame careers. If we’re Cheap Vikings Jerseys China going to give extra credit for fewer teams in the league in previous sections, it has to be considered here.
In the end, though, we’re talking about seven Hall of Famers — including one of the inner-circliest of inner-circle Hall of Famers — out of 16 starting center fielders. I’ll Cheap US Soccer Jerseys go to 1925 and regret nothing later.