All-Star MVP Eric Hosmer Chooses Chevy Colorado Over Camaro, Expresses Immediate Buyer’s Remorse
Baseball fans saw something truly shocking during last night’s 2016 MLB All-Star Game: someone other than Mike Trout won the MVP award! Instead, Kansas City Royals’ first baseman Eric Hosmer took home the trophy, along with a brand new 2016 Chevy Colorado.
Other than that, there weren’t too many surprises: the American League beat the National League (as it has done in 11 of the last 14 All-Star games), retiring Red Sox DH David Ortiz got a standing ovation, Kris Bryant hit a homer, Jay Bruce struck out on three pitches, etc…
“Well I tell you what, pops needs a new truck, so we are going to go with the Midnight Edition,” Hosmer said when choosing the blacked out Colorado Z71.
However, Hosmer seemed to express some buyer’s remorse when the Fox Sports interviewer brought up the idea of giving teammate Salvador Perez a ride in the pickup.
“Yeah, I should have took the Camaro so we could race and see who’s faster,” Hosmer joked in his response.
You can see the full interview and awards presentation below:
During a postgame press conference, though, Hosmer confirmed that the truck would be a gift for his father, telling a reporter it was “so that he can stop stealing all of my cars.”
Though they may have been disappointed by Hosmer’s choice, Camaro fans still have the opportunity to take home a piece of the coveted special edition Camaro for themselves, which will also double as a piece of baseball history.
Chevrolet is auctioning off a 50th Anniversary Edition Chevrolet Camaro hood that’s been autographed by MLB All-Stars, with all proceeds from the sale going to benefit the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation. Fans can go to ChevyBaseball.com to bid on the item.