Real Dirty Cubs Blog, November 7, 2013The MVP of the National League was announced today, and to no one's surprise, the award went to Jason Bay.The Chicago Cubs' left fielder won baseball's first quintuple crown, leading the league in batting average, home runs, RBIs, runs scored, and stolen bases. And for you sabermetricians, his 18.1 WAR set a new all-time record, far surpassing Babe Ruth's 13.7 value in 1923.Bay adds the MVP to his already impressive collection of honors - Comeback Player of the Year, World Series MVP, Gold Glove, and Silver Slugger."I don't know what it was, maybe something about Wrigley Field," Bay said about his historical season, "I swung the bat about same as I have over the past three years, but the ball just jumped for me this year."Bay went on to thank the New York Mets organization for releasing him a year ago today. "The last three years were a real nightmare, eh? But everything just came together for me this year."The MVP award caps off a spectacular year for Bay, who led the Cubs to their first World Series since 1908. Of course, he didn't do it alone. Bobby Bonilla came out of retirement, signed with the Cubs for free, and proved to be a valuable commodity off the bench."I really didn't need the money," Bonilla said, "I still have a pretty nice income. I just wanted to play ball again and help my team win."Chicago sportswriters presented Bonilla with their annual "Good Guy" award.The Cubs outlasted a surprising Houston Astros team, led by the spectacular relief trio of Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, and closer Manny Acosta (who was perfect in save opportunities this year) to win it all. The Astros, fresh off their move to the American League, may have even been a bigger surprise than the Cubs.But it was Bay who ended their championship dreams by whacking 3 homers in Game 7 en route to a 6-5 Chicago victory.Meanwhile, his former team won only 74 games which resulted in their fifth straight fourth-place finish."I'm really happy for Jason," said Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, "couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Now where the hell did my hard hat go?"So what's next for Jason this offseason?"I'm just gonna go home and check out some Canucks games. That is, if they ever end this lockout. Sheesh!"