Stranger Than Fiction Can Howard Win MVP Again

Updated: September 12, 2008



When we left Ryan Howard

with his most recent Box

months ago he was LEADING

the Majors in HomeRuns and

Runs Batted In and

Strike OUTS

Now with only a few short weeks left in the regular season Ryan Howard is LEADING the Majors in HomeRuns (43), Runs RBIs 129) and StrikeOuts (189). With 15 games to go we will optimistically project Ryan Howard to end the 2008 regular season with 50 HomeRuns, 150 RBIs and 200 StrikeOuts. Howard holds the All Time Major League Record for most StrikeOuts in a season.

That is over 100 years of Major League Baseball. With 11 more StrikeOuts in the next 15 games barring injury it is guaranteed Howard will add to his record and become the ONLY player ever to reach the “magic” 200 StrikeOut mark. He is already the ONLY player in Major League history to StrikeOut 180 or more times 3 consecutive seasons.

Back to this season it is statistically almost impossible anyone will surpass Ryan in HomeRuns, RBIs or StrikeOuts with two weeks left in the 2008 season. With some luck he MIGHT get his season Batting Average all the way up to .250. Another WEAK point.

What does all this mount to. RYAN HOWARD IS A TRUE BASEBALL PHENOMENON. No “normal” player who was batting below .220 much of the season and Strikes Out more than anyone in Baseball and is seriously challenged fielder at First Base would expect to be on a MLB roster year after year let alone the anchor of his team. But Ryan Howard is different. Very different.

So what’s this about the MVP

Howard already has one Most Valuable Player Award beating out everyone in the National League in 2006 even though the Philadelphia Phillies did not make the post-season. This year the post-season is the key. IF the Phillies currently 3 games behind the Mets in the National League East and equally 3 games behind in the Wild Card Race. IF the Phillies come ROARING back these last two weeks and Ryan Howard is largely responsible with his bat and the Phillies take the NL East with these various IFs lining up in Ryan Howard’s favor it could happen a second MVP in two years.

The ODDS do not favor

Ryan Howard but IF

they best the Mets

Delgado drops and

likewise Astros’ Lance Berkman

if they don’t make it likewise

Albert Pujols of St. Louis if

they don’t make it either

could leave Ryan Howard

standing alone StrikeOut

record and all just don’t

BET on it happening

2008 NL MVP

Ryan Howard

and now well leave you with

Ryan Howard’s gourmet choice

and a Ryan Howard HomeRun

ENJOY yourself !