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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

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THIS CATCH = MVP

Sometimes a single play gets branded with an entire event. Case in point: Carl Crawford saves the American League's 13-game All-Star unbeaten streak. In fairness, that catch was probably worth the MVP. Who else could you have given it to? Curtis Granderson, for his triple that set-up the game winning sac fly? Maybe. Mariano Rivera? If he'd lasted more than an inning, sure, but he only pitched the ninth. So, this catch really did equate to an MVP, and it should have, as amazing as that may seem. (Tom Gannam/AP)

By Cameron Smith  |  July 17, 2009; 4:33 PM ET
Categories:  Rays  | Tags: Carl Crawford, Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Rays  
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If you buy linear weights, that one play meant a 21% change in the likelihood of an AL victory.
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/all-star-game-thoughts/

Posted by: jca-CrystalCity | July 17, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

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