COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — No event in sports brings a stronger sense of closure than a hall of fame induction. When a player, manager, or executive steps to the podium to deliver his speech, it’s often the last major public act he’ll perform in that sport.
Sunday’s Baseball Hall of Fame inductions brought more closure, more finality than any in years… maybe decades.
Sportsnet’s Jonah Keri sits down with former Montreal Expo and Baseball Hall of Famer Tim Raines to discuss his baseball journey as he prepares to finally enter Cooperstown.
COOPERSTOWN, NY — Every once in a great while, we hear something that takes our breath away. For Tim Raines, that moment happened on a recent Wednesday morning in Cooperstown.
Erik Strohl, vice president of exhibitions and collections for the Baseball Hall of Fame, had just led Raines, his wife Shannon, his six-year-old twin daughters Ava and Amelie, Raines’ agent and good friend Randy Grossman, and two Canadian writers on a tour of the Hall.