Baseball Hall of Fame 2015

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Sunday, July 26, the day that the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class was inducted.  This included Dick Enberg winning the Ford C. Frick award for outstanding broadcasting in baseball, and Tom Gage for winning the Spink award for outstanding baseball writing in a year where he lost his long-time job on the Detroit Tigers beat.  Those are amazing accomplishments, but I’m sure most casual fans are more invested in the players.

First, Houston Astros legend Craig Biggio:

Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz, who razzed his former (also Hall of Fame) rotation mates with a wig and spoke about the Tommy John surgery risk in warning youth baseball players to be careful with their arms:

I love Randy Johnson (traded for him in my video games before he retired, he was great) but his speech was very awkward, as he didn’t seem comfortable speaking in public. He did talk about his work with the USO and his photography though:

Finally, the big (little) man himself, Pedro Martinez, who brought the house down:

You can check out their plaques on your next visit to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.  It’s a great place, I wish I’d been there this year instead of last, but they’re immortal now.

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Rice Cube is the executive vice president of snark at World Series Dreaming. He loves all things Cubs, with notable exceptions (specifically, the part of Cubs fandom that pisses him off). Follow on Twitter at cubicsnarkonia

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