Andre Dawson has been inducted into The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on July 25th. This is great news for me, as I am the proud owner of an autographed ball bearing his name as well as a certificate of authenticity. If you want one for yourself, The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame has about a dozen on sale for $65. You can contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org of by calling 1-877-250-2255. I hope he goes in as an Expo.
Pitcher Bert Blyleven got shafted. He missed being inducted by a slim margin of fives votes. Of the 539 ballots submitted, five were left blank. He only has 2 years of eligibility left. He's gotta be pissed.
Our boy catch the taste Robbie received 73.7% of the vote, needing only 75% to get in. It was the closest time a first-year candidate ever came in history without being elected. He is a lock. I have a great Alomar story to tell, but it is certainly worthy of it's own post. Look for that in the future.
Doughboy has agreed to a contract with the Atlanta Braves for the 2010 season. I hope the "utilityman" stayed away from his regular off season diet of donuts and pork grinds because he has to pass a physical before the deal becomes official. If you can believe it, they are planning to use the World Series good luck charm at first base in a possible platoon with another former Blue Jay Troy Glaus. Unfortunatley, the Braves are not scheduled to be in town next season so I won't be able to use my sign. Let's all hope he gets traded back to the AL at the deadline to a team in the race. Wouldn't it be wild if that was us or the Orioles? No chance but history is on our side.....