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These guys deserved a trophy

If the numbers never lie, then David Schoenfield wants to know why players like Manny Ramirez have never won an MVP award.

Updated: August 22, 2006, 12:00 PM ET
By David Schoenfield | Page 2

It's been a quiet year for the most unappreciated superstar in baseball.

No trade demands, no fraternizing in hotel lounges with enemy players, no playing left field with a water bottle in his back pocket.

Nope, other than that little incident last Sunday when his 27-game hitting streak ended in part because he didn't hustle out a ground ball, it's just been another season for Manny Ramirez.

You know, just the same old, boring numbers: a higher on-base percentage ...

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