MLB: Handing Out Some Offbeat Awards

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MLB: Handing Out Some Offbeat Awards
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Mike Trout continues to rake through the end of the season. Is he already the most entertaining player in the AL?

Year-end awards in sports are getting a bit stale.  Everybody is familiar with the MVP and the critical argument over the definition of “Valuable” in that paradigm.  Baseball fans know the drill:  Cy Young, MVP, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Executive of the Year, etc.—all awards we know very well. 

The existing awards, however, always miss one critical element: the fans.  Not that fans should win awards, but that the players who added more to the fan experience than others should be celebrated. 

It is in this light that I am creating a series of superlative awards for Major League Baseball players who made significant contributions to the entertainment value of a sport.

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