Nobody would argue against the fact that the media has played a big role in the way most of us fans think about baseball and the facts we understand as being truths, but what if the media doesn’t always give us the whole truths or gives us only half truths? No wonder why we have so many different opinions and think so differently. For example, receiving the Most Valuable Player award is the biggest honor a player can receive at the end of every season but does it really go to the most deserving candidate?
Baseball: Hidden Truths addresses some of the most intriguing questions surrounding the baseball world:
Why is the method used by the Baseball Writers Association of America changing from year to year when awarding the Most Valuable Player (MVP)? What do they really look at when giving the award?
Who is the greatest pitcher of all time and how do we determine who that pitcher should be?
Who is the greatest baseball player of all time and what criterion should be use to determine who that player would be?
Why should the stat known as run scored have more value and be more important than the stat known as run batted in (RBI) when determining the quality of players?
How do steroids really affect players’ performances and what is the consequence to these players as to how they should rank on all time lists?