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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Tony La Russa once again defends Harold Baines’ election to Hall of Fame

In December, the Today’s Game Committee (formerly known as the Veterans Committee) elected OF/DH Harold Baines and reliever Lee Smith to the Hall of Fame. Both players’ elections to the Hall of Fame caused some controversy, as many argued that while both players were quite good, neither was quite Hall of Fame material.

Tony La Russa, who was described by Baines as a close personal friend, went on MLB Network to discuss Baines’ election with Chris Russo. La Russa called arguments against Baines’ worthiness “weak-a**, superficial bulls—.”

La Russa is back at it. In an article he wrote (shared by ESPN’s Buster Olney) dated February 5, 2019, he once again put together a case defending Baines as well as pushing back on the idea that cronyism got Baines into the Hall of Fame.

The next time you deal with someone with a JD and delusions of grandeur, remind them that Tony La Russa managed to pass the Florida Bar.

QLE Posted: February 10, 2019 at 04:13 AM | 233 comment(s)
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