Last summer, around the time Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, a friend of mine suggested that I write a story here about Andre Dawson's ongoing exclusion from the Hall.
I did so, arguing that Dawson was a Hall of Famer and if Rice was one, even more so. And guess what happens next? Yesterday, in his ninth year of eligibility but the first election after my devastatingly persuasive argument on his behalf, Andre Dawson got the call. Naturally I can't help but feel completely responsible.
Congratulations, Andre. You deserve it.