I'm happy that Barry Bonds hit his second walk-off homer in three days, because those are the kinds of things that MVP voters like to see.
I'm not making this post to argue that Bonds should be the NL MVP this year, however. I'm just making a quick post to point out something ridiculous.
Yesterday, I wrote about Alex Rodriguez and the ridiculous month he is having, hitting .360/.478/.933 (1.411) in August through yesterday.
Well, since the beginning of July, Bonds is hitting .413/.581/.981 (1.562).
That is simply absurd. And, as one of you pointed out yesterday, it gets even more absurd because the month that Rodriguez is having isn't really much better than what Bonds has done the last three years.
Since the beginning of the 2001 season, Bonds is hitting .344/.540/.812 (1.352).
That's almost three full seasons, and that's simply unbelievable.
Last week, one of the columnists at the paper I work for asked me who I thought the Greatest Living Ballplayer is now. I said that I think I might have to go with Bonds. The man is simply unreal, and I think he'd go down as the second-best player of all-time even if he retired today.