In a considerable surprise, the American League MVP award today was given not to the Face Of Baseball Derek Jeter, but, in fact, Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, who is not the face of baseball and therefore would seem unworthy of the MVP.
Jeter had been expected by many to win the award, which would have been his first and was probably his best chance. But Morneau, who also had to beat out teammate Joe Mauer, had the votes, thanks mostly to the vaunted Minnesota media bias.
It continues to strike us as amazingly unfair that a man like Jeter, a scrappy underdog that doesn't get much recognition, just can't get the respect he deserves. We hope that someday he'll no longer be ignored by the national media and maybe even finally garner some endorsement opportunities. Maybe a perfume, even?