This afternoon I tried to make my wife and kids watch the baseball HOF induction ceremony. After Bobby Cox’s speech they got tired of my trying to name all the HOFers seated behind the inductees and went to Chipotle. I DVRed the ceremony and just watched it a few minutes ago.
A few thoughts.
I like how a few of Bobby Cox’s stories went no where and Glavine and Maddux just looked at him with no reaction. From their reaction to his speech your would think they don’t like each other.
Greg Maddux seemed like he didn’t want to be there. Torre even mentioned it in his loooooong speech and re-cap of every Yankees World Series and Maddux just stared at him.
Carlton Fisk was looking off to the side the entire time, I am not sure if he was mad about something or maybe there was a TV monitor just off stage but he was very distracted.
I think Bruce Sutter fell asleep.
Tom Seaver is looking good, he has a few years on guys like Sutter and Nolan Ryan but looks much younger.
Frank Thomas is giant.
The big hurt was one of the biggest names of my teen years and one of the biggest names on cardboard in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
His ’90 Leaf card was MASSIVE, bigger than even the iconic ’89 Griffey for a time.
His speech was easily the most emotional, it was Mike Schmidt levels of emotion.
I am still holding out hope that Hrbek gets in as a veterans selection.