Monday, January 12, 2009

Jim Rice Headed To Cooperstown

Hell hath frozen over.

Rice, the fierce and feared slugger who spent his entire 16-year major league career with the Red Sox, was at last elected to to the Baseball Hall of Fame this afternoon on his 15th -- and final -- season on the Baseball Writers Association of America ballot. Rice was named on 76.4 percent of the ballots. Seventy-five percent is required for induction. Rice received 412 of 539 votes, just seven more than the minimum amount necessary.

Hell, if an inexperienced politician and product of the corrupt Chicago political machine with questionable ties to domestic terrorists, convicted criminals, socialist groups, voter fraud organizations, and an America-hating racist preacher can be elected President, I guess anything's possible.

Wait a minute.

I apologize.

That's not exactly a fair analogy.

Rice has actual accomplishments on his résumé.