Originally Posted by Frater Perdurabo
Absolutely agreed. If you want to honor a legend like Rivera or Ripken, given them a "Lifetime Achievement Award" or some such. Don't do it every year; just when appropriate, like for Ripken and Rivera.
The profound disrespect for the Sox galls me, because if Rivera were a White Sox and Sale were a Yankee, Sale would have gotten the MVP.
Well if Rivera was a White Sox he probably wouldn't have 5 world series rings and be anywhere as well known as is his today, hence it wouldn't even be a debate for the MVP.