From Bruce Markusen, former winner of SABR’s Seymour Medal, at The Hardball Times on July 21:
I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow Hall of Fame weekend. Whether or not a given year’s inductees are particularly interesting—and I happen to like this year’s group of Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven and GM Pat Gillick—the weekend provides a showcase for our great game by bringing together many of the living greats, some of the very goods, and a few of the movers and shakers in today’s game.
If you’re a baseball fan who appreciates history and enjoys today’s game, then Hall of Fame weekend is an event that must be taken in at least one in a lifetime. I’ve been fortunate to experience it every year dating back to 1995, but every weekend provides a new wrinkle, if only because the cast of characters always changes.
Read the full article here: http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/blog_article/prepping-for-hall-of-fame-weekend-2011/
Originally published: July 22, 2011. Last Updated: July 22, 2011.