I couldn't agree more with what you posted. That's why I did the quick double back; with what he has done on the mound in addition to plate, he is very special. I don't mind the narrative so much as it has brought baseball back to something people were excited about watching this summer. Baseball is my fav. sport by far, so the more people watching it or returning to it-and possibly picking up a new generation along the way- the better.I think Shohei is the clear AL MVP. Vlad is having a monster year and a triple crown winner would normally be a shoe in for MVP, but what Shohei is doing is literally unlike anything that has happened for 100 years. I'm a big Braves fan which is about as far removed from the Angels as possible, but I've enjoyed following his season from the senior circuit. This is probably partly sports media setting up the narrative this way but Vlad Jr. just feels like another AL hitter having a monster year, whereas Shohei feels like something truly special.