Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Congrats To Bert Blyleven

The suffering and the waiting are over! Bert Blyleven has finally made it into Cooperstown, thanks in large part to a greater awareness of sabermetrics and the internet movement to push for his enshrinement.

In honor of this happy news, I'd like to share a fantastic photo of the newest Hall of Fame righty.

All I can say is: so do I, Bert. So do I.


Hitman said...

How in hell did you find that?

My semi-annual Hall of Fame Musings column will come in the next few days, in two parts. There's a lot to talk about! For now, congrats to Robby Alomar and Bert "Be Home" Blyleven...your enshrinement is well-earned and -deserved.

MJ said...

@Hitman: This picture made the internet rounds back in 2008. A buddy of mine sent it to me yesterday and refreshed my memory that I'd seen it a few years ago. I think it's a priceless piece of art. If I had a negative of it (or could find a print of it somewhere), I'd absolutely frame it and put it in the study I hope to have in my home someday. It's amazing!

MJ said...

Also, forgot to mention this:

Fourth or fifth question down, Blyleven talks all about his love of flatulence. Now that's a Hall of Famer for you! I love this man. Favorite non-Yankee ever!