I can remember, back in the 1980s, when there used to be exciting and interesting arguments over the NL MVP Award – arguments about Gary Carter and Dale Murphy and Mike Schmidt and Pedro Guerrero and Andre Dawson and Ozzie Smith . . . these days, it’s just the same old thing every year – Bonds, Bonds, Bonds. There really wasn’t a way to deny him the award this season, not with an OBP over .600.