Nov 5, 2009
Looking Forward to 2010
Now that the World Series is over -- I can't believe people were making a big deal out of the Yankees not winning one for the last nine years, one every nine years sounds good to a Cubs fan -- anyway I digress, the baseball world will now turn it's attention to free agent signings, the new Cubs owner and the Hall of Fame voting in January, the latter being what I am anticipating the most.
But first, I just want to mention that I don't know a whole lot about the Cubs new owner Tom Ricketts, but I do know that Andre Dawson was his favorite Cub. Mr. Ricketts on Andre in recent interviews, "When he was here, he set such a high standard for future players. He was just awesome, a great gentleman who played on some really average teams."* Not sure how he will be as an owner, but any fan of Andre's is alright by me.
So Hall of Fame voting is around three months away, it's time to buckle down and really start campaigning on Andre's behalf. I know I'm not the only one that feels that way. When I came across the online petition "Get Andre Dawson in the hall," and posted the link on my blog, it had 65 signatures. That petition has now grown into 105 signatures in just a few months!
What better way to demonstrate why Andre deserves to be in the Hall than to share some of the comments from those signatures.
"I grew up in Montreal and had the opportunity to watch him play many times. He was the best I ever saw..."
"No one gave up their body to baseball the way he did."
"He was a 5 tool player, how many players are in the 300/300 club? Only 5, and Dawson is one."
"Best right fielder of the eighties."
If you want to show your support and haven't signed the petition yet, it's under my Recommended Websites.
*www.dailyherald.com and www.nbcchicago.com