37 – Number of days until pitchers and catchers report
84– Number of days until Opening Day
Today is an exciting day as the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 was announced earlier today! Congratulations to Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas on their induction today to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Maddux was drafted by the Chicago Cubs and began his climb to the majors in Peoria, IL with the Class-A Peoria Chiefs. I was so fortunate to watch him begin his career in my hometown and to see him enter the Hall of Fame this morning was a special moment for me. We've talked alot about the Hall of Fame today, but there was other news around the league.
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38 – Number of days until pitchers and catchers report
85– Number of days until Opening Day
The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the Baseball Writers' Association of America election results at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday. Unlike last year, it will be a banner day for the game as the ballot is full of first time candidates that are sure to get it. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas are on the ballot for the first time and I believe all three will receive their ticket to the Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio is on the ballot for the second time and after just falling short in 2013, I think he cracks the barrier this time and receives a ticket this year as well. We'll know tomorrow, but one thing is certain - tomorrow is going to be a special day for Major League Baseball and their fans around the world.
This time of year, there are smaller transactions that might not get the big headlines, but they do not go unnoticed in MLB In Full Bloom.
MLB NEWS & NOTES