November 23, 2011

In the Wake of Ryan Braun's MVP Award

Sure, sure, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun took home the National League MVP Tuesday, but it was a prediction by second place finisher Matt Kemp and an obvious error by ESPN that are making the headlines.

First...the prediction from the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger.

"I'm going to go 50-50 next year.  I'm telling you, y'all created a monster. I'm about to get back in the weight room super tough so I can be as strong as I was last year."

"Forty-forty is tough, so 50-50 will be even tougher, but anything can happen. I have to set my limits high so I can try to get to them as much as I can. I'm going to try for 50-50, which has never been done.  I'm serious."

"If I don't (get there), it means I let y'all down and lied to you, and I don't like being a liar. I know y'all are over there thinking I'm crazy, but hey, I'm trying to take it to another level."

Awesome.

Keep in mind...the closest anyone has gotten to 50-50 was Alex Rodriguez (42-46) in 1998 and Alfonso Soriano (46-41) in 2006.

Now...the goof from the Worldwide Leader (courtesy of Brace Hemmelgarn).


Pretty cool of ESPN to tie the success of the Brewers to their neighbors to the north.

The only problem...Milwaukee and Green Bay are in Wisconsin and not, well, Minnesota, as shown.


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