Originally Posted by MrMister
You misunderstand me clearly. I'm telling you why the writers will/would vote Cabrera if he wins the Triple Crown, not why I think he should win it.
I didn't misunderstand you. Just explaining why voters voting that why is particularly stupid and antiquated. Your right in saying that the voters will vote that way anyway. I just wanted to elaborate on my thoughts on the Triple Crown. It is just so stupid.
What if Trout led the league in SB, BA, and Runs. Why is HR, RBIs, and BA considered better or more important or more valuable? It is all stupid conjecture and perception. Personally the "Triple Crown" should be HR, SB, and BA. Then I would be really impressed. RBIs and HRs go hand in hand. Let's see someone lead in my Triple Crown.*looks it up* only been done once by Ty Cobb in 1909. That's
a Triple Crown.
This probably sounds like a stupid metaphor but we once believed the world was round and Aristotle was right about the universe. Those things were proven wrong as has the validity of the Triple Crown. Certain people just hold onto the old ways of thinking because they know if things change they'll no longer have anything to contribute. They know RBIs, R, BA, W, L, SV. If what is important changes, those people become worthless. People fight change. One day, the Triple Crown will be valued as it should, a neat thing that doesn't hold much weight. I think it will happen as soon as the old generation retires/moves on as they resist stuff like this the most. Sort of like how people are finally understanding how dumb Wins are for pitchers.
Being rare doesn't make something important.