Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Roberto Alomar - Hall of Famer. Has a ring to it, doesn't it?

If you were to dream up a great baseball player, you'd probably stop yourself short of conjuring up Robbie Alomar, if only because such a combination of talents seems so unlikely.

Alomar was more than a gifted player. He was one who worked hard to continue to develop facets of his game throughout his career, and we were fortunate to see him become as close to a complete player as one could imagine while wearing the old double-blue of the Blue Jays.

We didn't have much doubt that this would come to pass this year, and it is gratifying to see him get 90% of the ballot. (And a little bitter part of us says "one year too late!", but we're not really going to give in to that sentiment, are we?)

This is a very fine day for Blue Jays fans. We hope you're enjoying it as much as we are right now.

12 comments:

Ian - BJH said...

What a great day for the Toronto Blue Jays. And I can't stop watching footage of that home run of Eckersley in the 1992 ALCS. Way to wipe that smirk off his face, Robbie!

William Tasker - Caribou, ME said...

Congrats to all you Blue Jays fans. This is a day for you. Alomar was the best player I've ever seen. Simply amazing. And he should have gotten 100%. Who are those 58 people that didn't vote for him?

Leonard Lumbers said...

It looks as though his 90% showing on the ballot is the 27th-highest score ever. Not bad. #CatchTheTaste!

http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/hof.shtml

Anonymous said...

Congrats on Alomar, but honestly I still feel bitter on the way he left To.

SP said...

Boner for my avatarsake

Navin V. said...

!!!1

Jason Frasor's Cock Cheese said...

ESPN.com has him on the front page with an Indians jersey.

fuckheads

Jason Frasor's Cock Cheese said...

By the way Navin enough with the !!! with the 1 at the end. It's fucking lame and tired and if you don't stop it I'm not going to follow you on Twitter anymore.

Navin V. said...

I'll never stop, Mr. Cock Cheese. Actually, I'll probably take it up a notch after reading how much you hate it. I'll miss you on Twitter. Farewell.

Jimmy said...

The first Jay in the hall as a Jay, and on my birthday no less. Thanks for the memories, Robbie. See you in Cooperstown.

Hurley said...

I"ll never forget the home run off of Eckersley when he threw both hands up in Eckersley's face as he hopped down the first base line. Still brings a tear to my eye.

jroberts said...

The homer off Eck may be the most pivotal hit in Blue Jays history. It's not often you can point to one moment that spells the end of an old dynasty and the start of another, but Alomar's homer was one. Roberto's spontaneous arms-up was like the final dagger in the corpse of the Oakland A's, and a nice dig at Eckersley and his macho gunslinger finger-point after every strikeout.