The National League MVP award was handed out yesterday and to no one’s surprise it went to San Francisco outfielder Barry Bonds. Of course Bonds set a single-season home run record with 73 longballs. St. Louis Cardinal rookie sensation Albert Pujols made a run in the voting, finishing fourth. Pujols, of course, won the Rookie of the Year award last week and this finish in the MVP race is the highest for a rookie since Boston’s Fred Lynn won the award back in 1975.