Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Now Incomplete 2014 Hall of Fame Class

Imagine this:

a warm, humid July day in Cooperstown, NY as legendary pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz enter the hall of fame together. The fantastic trio was the heart and soul of the great Braves teams of the mid nineties that won the 1995 World Series and 11 division titles.

Consider it a pipe dream now. Thanks John Smoltz.

With Greg Maddux retiring this off season and Tom Glavine uncertain if he will pitch in 2009, the Braves trio actually had a legitimate chance to enter the hall of fame together before Smoltz signed with the Red Sox. Ouch, Braves fans.

Even as a Met fan, this would have been cool to see. These three guys defined class and competition and each brought something unique and different to the game. Seeing three longtime teammates enter the hall of fame is something that I doubt has or ever will take place.

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