I don't think so. I remember reading about at the time, and media stories about it I would characterize as "smirky" more than outraged or concerned.
Originally Posted by blacksilverfan12
At the time, every media type who had a vote and wrote about why he voted for Sosa said it was because Sosa was on a playoff team. McGwire's team could have missed the playoffs without him. The standard reason to not give Rodriguez MVP votes the following decade.
"In the end it all comes down to talent. You can talk all you want about intangibles, I just don't know what that means. Talent makes winners, not intangibles. Can nice guys win? Sure, nice guys can win - if they're nice guys with a lot of talent. Nice guys with a little talent finish fourth and nice guys with no talent finish last." --Sandy Koufax