I think a few media members quickly get together at the end of the game and ask one question.
"Did anyone on the winning team hit a home run?"
If the answer is yes, then that person is the automatic MVP.
Pablo Sandoval hits the bases clearing triple that blows the game open early.
Matt Cain throws the two shutout innings that sets the tone for the National League's dominance.
But they give the award to Melky Cabrera because he hit a home run when the National League already had a comfortable lead?
That makes sense.