Thursday, January 23, 2014

Maddux and LaRussa Decline Putting Logo on Hall of Fame Caps


Interesting. And after an explanation understandable.

2 of the 6 people set to be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame this summer decided they would not choose one team logo over another to be placed on their plaque.

Manager inductee Tony LaRussa and pitching legend and inductee Greg Maddux decided to pass on using one teams logo since they both represented more than one team, something the Hall had no problem with.

LaRussa managed the Oakland A's, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals during his 33 years in the game, Maddux, he pitched for the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves along with brief stops with the Dodgers and Padres.

Read more on the players...and managers choosing the look of their plaques from RIGHT HERE

We thought this interesting and worth bringing to your attention. And we applaud both men for the decision. As a lifelong Braves fan, it would have disappointed me to see Maddux go in with a Cubs jersey and it would have been tough for A's or White Sox fans to see LaRussa go in as a Cardinal.

Totally understandable.

Both men are way worthy of their induction. And in the era of free agency, where players, managers and others don't stick around teams for very long, we suspect this will happen more and more frequently.

Yes, it's a break with tradition, but a necessary one and one the hall has adjusted to, unlike other things like their voting system.

So we honor LaRussa and Maddux along with Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas who comprise one of the Halls' best classes in years.

Of course we'd be remiss if we didn't mention said class leans pretty heavily towards a certain someone's favorite team...

Just sayin'....

Here's some video of Maddux doin' what he did best:

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