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Brett Myers didn’t care for Mariano Rivera getting the All-Star MVP

Jul 18, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

There are few if any consensuses in baseball, but there’s a pretty strong near-consensus that criticizing anything related to Mariano Rivera is bad form. People just don’t want to hear that especially now, as he makes his final victory lap before he retires.

Someone didn’t tell that to Brett Myers who points out tweeted this the other night:


Not surprisingly, his Twitter replies were overwhelmingly negative, with a view Phillies folks thanking him for helping them win the 2008 World Series thrown in for variety.

Being honest: I think one could make a reasonable case — if one actually cared about such things, which I decidedly do not — that Rivera was not the best choice for the All-Star Game MVP. I just don’t think that someone like Brett Myers will ever be listened to to make that case. And I don’t think that case can really be made on Twitter.

  1. yournuts - Jul 18, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Who cares, this is an exhibition game. It’s a popularity contest. It means NOTHING.

    Brett Myers is a big league loser. He has 97 wins and 96 losses in the big leagues, with a lifetime 4.25 ERA. Rivera has a lifetime 2.20 ERA in 19 seasons including 638 saves.
    Brett Myers couldn’t pitch his way out of a paper bag. NEXT.

  2. addictedzone - Jul 18, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    I think you could make a legitimate argument that 5 or 6 pitchers were the equal or better than Rivera in the game. But this one was a PR, give it to the guy retiring move which I’m fine with even though Fielder chugging into 3rd was the most memorable moment. The least memorable being Carlos Gomez misplaying Fielder’s single into a triple.

    • lazlosother - Jul 18, 2013 at 9:53 PM

      Gotta agree with you. Mo’s MVP was a lifetime achievement award, have no problem with that. Loved the Prince chugging into third. That guy moves well for a big man and watching him run the bases can be as fun as watching him hit.

  3. renducc - Jul 19, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Brett Myers could not even tie Mo’s shoe laces. A nobody like Myers questioning anything about the greatest relief pitcher ever is pathetic. Who is Brett Myers anyway?

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