Former M.V.P runner-up and Boston Red Sox hero, Mike Greenwell was spotted going through a Los Angeles landfill looking for something he just won’t find; Jose Canseco’s 1988 M.V.P trophy. Recently Jose was asked about Greenwell’s comments about baseball taking away Canseco’s award and giving it to the runner-up since Jose admitted to cheating. The response given was classic Canseco!
“I’d be more than happy if I could find it,” said Canseco of giving his 1988 MVP Award to runner-up Mike Greenwell. “I think I threw it in the garbage somewhere. He’s going to have to look in the dumps of – where did I dump it? – in LA somewhere.”
You know, at first I thought Mike’s comments, dating back a few years ago were just as bitter as Jose’s but when you look at his amazing 1988 season, he might have been a better all-around player than Jose that year. Sure, Jose’s 42 were 20 more than Greenwell’s 22 but Jose only drove in 5 more runners than Mike. Greenwell killed Jose in batting average (.325 to .307), hits (192 to 187), doubles (39 to 34), triples (8 to 0), and even had less at-bats than Jose. Canseco does have Greenwell in runs scored (86 to 120), and stolen bases (16 to 40). You know, aside from the power numbers, it’s surprising to know that Greenwell had such a monster season in 1988. It’s a shame that he never could come close to those number again. Unfortunately for Mike, if baseball didn’t do anything about Barry Bonds’ tainted records, something tells me 1988 doesn’t mean a damn thing to them. It’s a good to know you found something else to take your mind off of it, though.