Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Ken Griffey Jr. Newsbeat

Monday, July 25, 2016

Baseball Hall of Fame: Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza are Cooperstown odd couple

“They each took roads that not many have ever traveled,’’ said former Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Eric Karros, Piazza’s best friend in baseball. “Mike was the late-round draft pick with people doubting him along the way. Junior had the expectations of having a successful big-league dad. But they both did it on their own. There weren’t any shortcuts. I think that added a human quality to the display of emotion you saw here.’‘

Jim Furtado Posted: July 25, 2016 at 08:24 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, ken griffey jr., mike piazza

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza deliver emotional Hall of Fame speeches

Well, Piazza lasted two minutes before his voice started cracking, sniffing, and wiping away tears.

Griffey, who made the mistake of looking into the faces of his three children sitting in the front row, lasted all of 20 seconds.

“Nothing can prepare you,” Piazza said, “for how you feel, and the history sitting behind us on stage.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 25, 2016 at 06:30 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, ken griffey jr., mike piazza

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Ken Griffey, Mike Piazza set for Hall of Fame | MLB.com

Today’s the day! Congratulations to Ken Griffey and Mike PIazza. Thanks for all the wonderful memories.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 24, 2016 at 09:07 AM | 45 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, ken griffey jr., mike piazza

Saturday, July 23, 2016


 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Dingbat_Charlie
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogLaw: Cubs pay a heavy price for Aroldis Chapman, on and off the field - Keith Law Blog- ESPN
(37 - 5:45pm, Jul 26)
Last: Captain Supporter

NewsblogOT: NBA Offseason Thread, July 2016
(825 - 5:45pm, Jul 26)
Last: Fourth True Outcome

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1995 Discussion
(18 - 5:41pm, Jul 26)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogOTP 2016 July 25: Card Shark - Bikini trading-card king Brian Wallos expands his empire to politics
(547 - 5:41pm, Jul 26)
Last: TDF, situational idiot

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-26-2016
(9 - 5:40pm, Jul 26)
Last: Rob_Wood

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-26-16
(17 - 5:39pm, Jul 26)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogBlue Jays reportedly deal for Melvin Upton Jr. | MLB.com
(37 - 5:39pm, Jul 26)
Last: canoe

NewsblogReflections On A Weekend With The Baseball Gods
(5 - 5:31pm, Jul 26)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogKeep baseball out of the Olympics (and softball too)
(8 - 5:26pm, Jul 26)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogBaseball can be a cruel game. Just ask Mike Mayers. | Sports on Earth
(6 - 4:59pm, Jul 26)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogChris Sale talks about White Sox suspension | MLB.com
(38 - 4:55pm, Jul 26)
Last: WSPanic

Newsblog2016 New York City Softball Game
(220 - 4:55pm, Jul 26)
Last: reech

NewsblogAngels slugger Albert Pujols racks up RBIs | angels.com
(2 - 4:44pm, Jul 26)
Last: A triple short of the cycle

NewsblogWill Hall of Fame’s new election rules help former Tigers?
(71 - 4:42pm, Jul 26)
Last: Booey

NewsblogOT: 2016 Summer Soccer Thread
(1509 - 4:20pm, Jul 26)
Last: He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB)

Page rendered in 0.9467 seconds
60 querie(s) executed