I've always been fascinated with the baseball Hall of Fame. As a teenager I was excited for the inductions of players whose tail end of the careers I had watched. Guys like Eck, Ozzie Smith and Ryne Sandberg. And then slowly my favorites have been inducted - Junior, Cal, Alomar. The players that defined my childhood. But still, they were guys who were already established stars when I started watching baseball in late 1995.
But yesterday? That was the big one. For Vlad and Chipper, those are the first inductions where I can remember their career, start to finish. From prospect to Hall.
I'm thrilled one of my favorite players is headed to Cooperstown. It's well deserved.