The first explosion was because Cabrera won the award over Mike Trout. The second was because two St. Louis area writers picked Cardinals’ catcher Yadier Molina first on their ballots over McCutchen. It rose in intensity until Law, as is his wont, went into his predictable step-by-step template of arrogance and pomposity by:
- Telling those who disagreed with him how wrong they were.
- Implying that anyone who dared think differently than him was a brainless moron.
- Puffed up by saying that it’s his job to watch baseball games and insinuating that those who aren’t paid for watching baseball games are somehow unqualified to present an opinion on the subject.
There must be a Latin phrase that Law being paid for his analysis doesn’t automatically denote credibility. I'm sure Law knows it, but won't use it because it would chip away at his foundation of expertise.
The tantrum itself was ridiculous. Trout is 22-years-old; Law is 40. I sincerely doubt that Trout threw 10 percent of the raving, crying, breath-holding until he turns blue, screaming session that Law did publicly on social media. It's indicative of a reality that few care to see.
Is there a basis to say that Trout is the MVP? To question why only the St. Louis voters picked Molina as their choice? Of course. Does it warrant the pay attention to meeeeeeeee!!!! wailing that came from Law in its aftermath? No.
Even when he tries to tone down his rhetoric by inserting the phrase, “In my opinion” rather than the unsaid but clearly present between the lines, “Hey moron, you’re wrong and your opinion is meaningless because you don’t get paid for your analysis,” it still comes out sounding like a statement beginning with, “Hey moron…”