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.
This week, the Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed it’s 2014 inductee class. As always, there were players who didn’t make the cut, leaving the window open to continue the debate as to who should get in and who shouldn’t.
Let’s remember to focus some of our attention on the ones who actually did make it into the Hall. The vote is still meant to celebrate the greats, not destroy the process.
Remember the stink made in January when Aaron Sele received a vote for the Hall of Fame? That was nothing compared to this.
For the fewer than 300 in attendance, what a treat it was to hear Simon and Williams perform together. The set list included “Mrs. Robinson,” “The Boxer” and “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard.”
“What kind of a society and what kind of world are we living in where we reward these guys for cheating? What kind of message does that send? And you know what? If any of these guys ever get in, I probably will never go back to the Hall of Fame.”
Former Mets’ great Mike Piazza is among 24 first-time Hall of Fame candidates.
Ichiro could follow the path of past veterans acquired by the Bombers, guys who have been renewed by the legendary Yankee pinstripes.