PHILLIES FIRST BASEMAN Ryan Howard finished second in the voting for National League Most Valuable Player.
The people who voted? Members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Inquirer sports columnist Phil Sheridan declined to vote because, as he wrote, "It is ethically indefensible for the journalists who cover baseball to vote for official awards that have an impact on players' financial rewards."
Should the people covering the teams decide who gets the awards? Can the journalists remain objective? Aren't they just going to vote for their hometown stars?
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