Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 11/22/11

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Postseason awards are funny.

Typically, you're going to hear a lot of people saying they don't matter...until they object to who wins one.  Then, of course, they suddenly begin to matter.

Such was the case Monday when Justin Verlander was named the American League Most Valuable Player.

Ask anyone what they thought about the Detroit Tigers pitcher taking home the award and they had an opinion.

Me...I asked Twitter.

Earlier in the day, Dwight Gooden and his clouded memory took center stage.  Late Monday night...it was two-time recipient Frank Thomas sounding off on the merits of the MVP award.

Verlander had a unbelievable season but he was not the league MVP!!
Pitchers do not deserve that award!! 36 starts is not enough to be the league MVP!!
If they want to add a 3rd award for pitchers they should do just that. MVP is measured over a 162 game schedule!!

I've been keeping an eye on "The Big Hurt" since he hit Twitter in June and never have I seen him this vocal...much less all that active.

But, if Thomas is looking to stir the pot a little bit...he did just that.

If dude is looking to troll the waters and help promote Big Hurt Beer (which he conveniently dropped into conversation right before his Verlander takes)...well done.

Big Hurt Beer...a crisp full-flavored lager with All-Star taste and a smooth finish.  Now available at selected locations throughout Chicago and at the Binny's Beverage Depots.

Stock up today!


This article first appeared on Hall of Very Good and was syndicated with permission.

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