When Aramis Ramirez announced his retirement from Major League Baseball last week, it brought the total to five of some of the bigger stars of the 2000s who decided to hang up the ol’ cleats. He joins Torii Hunter, Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Dan Haren as the current list of candidates that are eligible for Hall of Fame induction in 2021. Do any stand a chance?
Well, you won’t have to worry about me writing about that abomination in the Bronx last night. All I could hear in my head was good ol’ Harry Doyle: Three hits? We got three damn hits?
The New York Yankees season is over, and while some big strides were made, they have a lot of work to do. A lot. Do you realize that close to $300-million dollars sat and watched that game? Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira and C.C. Sabathia are all $100-million men, and Ellsbury saw one inning of play. Money well spent, guys. But like I said, the Yankees season has come to an end.
So has the career of one of the best pitchers of his generation. And quite honestly, I don’t think he got anywhere near his fair credit or fanfare. He may not have won any Cy Young Awards, but Tim Hudson was certainly atop his game for a long time.