MVP: Morneau of the Same

Crowd, chanting "MVP! MVP! MVP!"

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via www.sportsbusinessnews.com

Voiceover: Two years ago, America elected Justin Morneau as its most valuable player. He promised to end corrupt Cooperstown politics, and to change baseball for the better.

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Voiceover: But has he lived up to those promises? Since 2006, Morneau has raised your ticket prices nearly 15%. In the middle of a recession, he's pushing working families out of their seats. Is that the change we want?

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Voiceover: And Justin Morneau has made baseball weaker at home. American League Home runs fell by 11.5% in just his first year of office. He wants less Big Papi, and more Alex Cora. Is that the change we want?

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via blog.masslive.com

Voiceover: And under Morneau, baseball has lost its international standing. He did nothing to stop the International Olympic Committee from banning baseball.

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via farm4.static.flickr.com

Voiceover: Justin Morneau won't fight for his sport. He won't even stand up to the Olympics. Is that the change we want?

[Cue Patriotic Music.]

Voiceover: Dustin Pedroia wants to make baseball stronger at home, and respected abroad. He wants to lower ticket prices for you and your family.

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via www.projo.com

Voiceover: Dustin Pedroia is the change we need. Justin Morneau is just more of the same.

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via www.foxnews.com

-This message paid for by the Million Voters for Pedroia.-

[Part III of a continuing series. Click to See Part I and Part II.]

Sources:
Higher ticket prices. 2006-07, 2007-08.
HR Data from retrosheet.
Baseball barred from 2012 Olympics.

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