Lance Berkman and the Top 10 NL MVP Candidates to Watch Down the Stretch

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Lance Berkman and the Top 10 NL MVP Candidates to Watch Down the Stretch
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Berkman’s home run Sunday night against the Cubs appeared to spark the Cardinals, but they ended up losing the game.  No problem.  If he keeps it up, the Redbirds will be fine.

During the game, ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine claimed Berkman was a leading MVP candidate.  I’m a Lance fan, but I’m not sure about Bobby V's observations. 

Valentine is known to be a bit wacky.  As manager of the NY Mets, he once glued a fake mustache on and returned to the dugout after being tossed from a game. 

In the game Sunday night after Berkman blasted the three-run homer, the home team’s dugout was visibly inspired.  I was stirred to post my crazy candidates for the NL MVP—a tag along to my post earlier in the season. 

It’s the meat of the summer season, and the majors are heading into the stretch run.  Enough talk.  Let the following graphics rip and ride through your veins.  Roll slides…

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