Enjoy longtime friend of LGM Jonah Keri getting a lenghty shoutout from Tim Raines at his induction ceremony today:
— Ryan Thibodaux (@NotMrTibbs) July 30, 2017
Blyleven and Raines are the two inductions where the influence of sabermetrics played a major role, and in Raines’s case Jonah had a major personal impact. I looked roughtly like he did while watching this. (I also have to add that for just sheer fun-to-watch, it’s hard to top a Hall of Fame class of Pudge/Bagwell/Raines.)
To bring things full circle, at the last Expos game I saw in Montreal featured an absolutely titanic homerun by Adrian Beltre, who (speaking of fun players to watch) is headed to Cooperstown 5 years after he retires, and appropriately so given that he’s one of the 5 best 3B ever.