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Hey, Philly fans, good news: No need to cause bodily harm to yourself or others. You finally have a beacon of light in Philadelphia. One might even say it's always sunny.

In a National League MVP race that was debated repeatedly by anyone who could speak, the Phillies' Ryan Howard won the award today, beating St. Louis' Albert Pujols and the Mets' Carlos Beltran. Howard led the National League in homers and RBIs, and even though the Phillies didn't make the playoffs, they did win more games than the eventual World Champion Cardinals did.


So, last year, St. Louis had the MVP in Pujols and the Cy Young winner in Chris Carpenter, and they lost to the Astros in the NLCS. This year, both Carpenter and Pujols came up short, and they won the World Series. We think we speak for all Cardinals fans in gleefully making that trade.

We're wary of Howard wearing an Eagles jacket there, though; something bad is destined to happen.

Howard Wins NL MVP [Baseball Musings]