The crime scene above that Braun’s teamates put together recreates the time he tripped and fell rounding third, but he is still a deserving winner. Braun earned 20 of 32 possible first-place votes, and is Milwaukee’s first MVP since Robin Yount in 1989. Congratulations, sir.
Fellow Brewer Prince Fielder came in third place.
This week, the Brewers will play a series against the Yankees in New York for the first time since 1997. The New York Times used the occasion to profile Ryan Braun. It’s worth a read; very rarely does a player of his caliber stay with a small-market team for an entire career. Braun signed a contract extension earlier this season to stay in Milwaukee through 2020, when he’ll turn 36. This fan wishes there were more like him.