No one can take it back and, yes, I will head out to Cooperstown to see the plaque. But, for those who keep asking why it took so long, I post these reminders.
He was a dick.
This one comes up a lot when you talk to people who knew him during his playing career.
He was okay as a player, not HOF material.
I find this argument specious but it is there.
He was a dick to teammates.
Dan Young would agree with that one.
That last article also points out that he was a hot dog on a shitty team.
Or, as one gentleman I know once said, “I’ll vote for the, self absorbed, prick when he’s fucking cold.”
He did keep his word. All my real friends do.