The first time I ever walked into a Major League Baseball stadium was August 1, 1982. I was 7 years old. My grandfather, Elek Keri, took me there.
Olympic Stadium was weird and unique for many reasons. Every sign, every hot dog stand, every player introduction was bilingual — French and English, just like the city of Montreal.
To: Baseball Hall of Fame Voters
Re: Tim Raines
From: Jonah Keri
Hello BBWAA voter! I hope this letter finds you well.
I’m writing today on behalf of Tim Raines’ candidacy for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Since you didn’t vote for Raines on last year’s ballot, I would like to take a few moments to make the case for him this year, in the hopes that you’ll consider voting for him this time around.