Hank gets tough (and what about that Maddux retirement ceremony)
“You put these guys in, put an asterisk beside their names,” Aaron told a handful of baseball writers as Hall of Famers gathered for Sunday’s induction. “To be safe, that’s the only way I see you can do it. I played the game long enough to know it is impossible for players, I don’t care who it is, to hit 70-plus home runs. It just does not happen.”
I doubt asterisk inductions will ever happen, but it’s good to hear the Hammer finally speak out on the issue.
Speaking of the all-time home run leader, did anyone else find it strange that he appeared at the unveiling of the new Coke bottle but not at Mad Dog’s number retirement ceremony one night later?
There’s something unseemly about Hank showing up to hawk a product but not to salute a fellow Braves legend.
I’m not suggesting any kind of beef with Maddux, and I’m sure a scheduling conflict was at play. Still, I was disappointed.