There may be more decisive favorites out there than Albert Pujols in the National League MVP race -- after all, SEC teams still schedule Charleston Southern in football -- but they're few and far between. Pujols could take the rest of July off and probably still hold down a nearly insurmountable lead on his competition.
But if the race in the senior circuit looks more coronation than contest, things are more intriguing in the American League. The home run leader entered Tuesday hitting .231. The RBIs leader began the day hitting .261. The batting leader has just 21 RBIs. And whatever you think of back-of-the-baseball-card stats, voters have always loved their Triple Crown numbers. Which doesn't even take into account two pitchers who may have the league's most dominant players.