Monday, January 12, 2009
"The Greatest Of All Time" Rickey Gets Into HOF On 1st Ballot, Rice on 15th
The 2009 MLB Hall of Fame class will consist of two. The first is the greatest base stealer of all time and all-time leader in runs scored former A's (and a bunch of other teams) LF Rickey Henderson who was the greatest leadoff hitter ever and will probably deliver the greatest acceptance speech of all time (Rickey was never short of words in his career, one of the best guys to quote). The second is Red Sox great LF Jim Rice who in his 15th and final time on the ballot FINALLY got enough votes to get in. Glad to see Rice finally get the call, well deserved as far as I'm concerned. Kind of hard to believe some knobs didn't vote for Henderson as he was not unanimous. Although there has never been a unanimous choice. Yes, there were some people who did NOT vote for Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Tom Seaver, etc. Doesn't make much sense does it?