Baseball Hall of Fame
For Pedro Martinez, the last to speak, the moment was magical as scores in the crowd waved Dominican flags for one of their own.
It’s a remarkable weekend for pitching, and it will be celebrated with the induction of this spectacular trio at baseball’s Upstate New York shrine.
Three dominated on the mound, the other excelled at three positions up the middle. Together they left a remarkable imprint on baseball.
“Oh yeah, definitely,” Dogg said. “Charlie Hustle? I grew up loving Pete Rose. He’s one of the greatest baseball players to ever do it.”
Jorge Posada says he was “cornered” into a headline-grabbing response about his friend and former teammate Alex Rodriguez.
In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” the former Yankees catcher made it clear he thinks Hall voters should continue to keep the cheaters out of Cooperstown.
Those on each side think they are the universal arbiters of right and wrong, of course. But maybe it’s time — for once — to listen to fans, as they have the least to lose from the situation.
Rose the player belongs in the Hall. Rose the gambler belongs banned from baseball. They should not be tied hand in hand.
It is time to dismount from your two-faced high horse and open the door for Pete Rose. Shoeless Joe Jackson, too.
The issue comes down to public relations versus responsibility. A team can set its own standards as to how the franchise tells its story. The writers have to tell it straight. That’s not happening right now.
“I’m the one that made the mistake. But if I’m ever given that second chance, I will appreciate that and I won’t need a third chance.”
The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class is on its way to Cooperstown. But first, a field trip to the Ed Sullivan Theater.
There’s another part of Craig Biggio’s road to the Hall of Fame that should be highlighted: the Seton Hall University baseball program.
Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez were simply two of the most fun pitchers to watch in my lifetime, and that is true whether they pitched for or against your team.
Those teams were bubbling with borderline greats. Do any deserve to hop that opaque line between memorable and immortal?