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A-Rod accepts postseason MVP award at BBWAA gala

Jan 24, 2010, 9:50 AM EST

Completing an improbable year in which he admitted to steroid use and missed the first month of the season after hip surgery only to return to form to shed that pesky “unclutch” tag during the playoffs, Alex Rodriguez accepted the postseason MVP award at the 87th annual New York baseball writers’ dinner Saturday night.

Called the Babe Ruth Award, Rodriguez accepted the hardware from Ruth’s granddaughter.

“Postseason MVP. Wow,” Rodriguez said Saturday night. Pausing for effect he added, “What’s next, the good guy award?”

Not if this year’s winner Jeff Francoeur has anything to say about it.

Update: Brian Costa of the Star-Ledger informs us that Omar Minaya accepted the Joan Payson Award for community service on behalf of Carlos Beltran, who is rehabbing his knee in Colorado. Amazing how you can laugh at something that would have seemed completely appropriate just one month ago.

  1. ochocinco - Jan 24, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Tired of BBWAA sanctimoniousness with everyone telling McGwire he should come clean, then when he does throwing him under the bus. A-Rod admits he cheated and now he gets their awards. Half of the members of the BBWAA are a bunch of uninformed neo-Luddites who see any change in game styles or practices as detrimental and ruining the game. They probably don’t want Latin American players to play in the MLB because they are taking away good American Jobs.

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