This just in…towering Canadian man-child overcomes inherent biases and small market unmarketability to claim the Most Valuable Player Award for the American League. Standing tall, like the coniferous giants of his native British Columbia, Justin Morneau received his award as people around the country shook their heads and asked themselves, “Who?” I still can’t believe that the sports writers saw past their own "unnatural" love affairs with Derek Jeter and “Big Papi” to vote for the most deserved player. Justin, who is a distant neighbor of mine and Big Blue Monkey, had a terrible start to the season and was benched in early June, only to rise from the ashes, a proverbial Phoenix, to play at level unseen in Minnesota since the days of Killer, fueling the Twins’ miraculous finish to win the division. I feel that he can have an even better year next year and hopefully that means the Twinks can win a playoff game or 7 and get into the World Series. Unfortunately for him, but fortunately for Twins fans, he will be battling his teammate and roommate Joe Mauer for the MVP. I feel a power surge coming on in Minnesota. Congratulations Mssr. Morneau!