Grace, Dawson and Smith. All left saying ‘wait until next year’.
Ok, not Grace. He didn’t get enough votes to stay on the ballot.
Congratulations to Rickey and Jim though! I always enjoyed watching Rickey play (really enjoyed watching Rickey run) and I met Jim Rice one time at a minor-league ball game in New Britain, CT. Rice signed an autograph for me without a blink of an eye. Classy guy, happy for his accomplishment.
Rickey and Jim were just on Letterman with a hilarious top 10 list of the Top Ten Highlights of my Career. Oddly enough, it was Rice who led things off with number 10. The absolute highlight of the list of highlights: Rickey with #3: “Sleeping with Madonna”. Jim with #2: “Sleeping with Madonna (shakes Rickey’s hand)”. Hilarious. All in good fun, yet, I don’t doubt it.
Dawson is definitely deserving and will eventually get in, in my opinion. Same goes for Smith. Salma Hayek is now on with Dave. Time to go!