What's the measure of an MVP? When the Brewers lost reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich on Tuesday night with what was later confirmed to be a fractured kneecap, it no doubt cast a pall in the clubhouse.
How could Milwaukee continue its march toward a potential postseason spot without its team leader and one of the most gifted players in the game today? Is that even feasible? Who's going to step up in his absence?
What about ... his jersey?
With Yelich having flown back to Milwaukee for medical tests on his bum kneecap on Wednesday, his teammates continued on without him, beating the Marlins, 7-5, at Marlins Park. Yelich's jersey was out there on the field with his teammates, you see, as outfielder Ryan Braun wore it under his own jersey for the game. Yes, really.