Great Baseball Hall Of Fame Coverage

The Toronto dailies should all take a minute and pat themselves on the back for the coverage of Sunday’s baseball hall of fame inductions.

The Globe and Mail’s coverage leading up to Sunday was superb, seriously, Blair and Brunt on Gillick and Alomar was a reminder of just how good the Globe Sports section can be when their top writers bring their A game.

The Toronto Sun’s coverage of the actual ceremony was first rate. It was Bob Elliot at his best.

Inbetween, the National Post and the Toronto Star had nice coverage as well.

The Post:

John Lott’s story on Gillick was really good, the Alomar story was okay too.

Globe and Mail:

Jeff Blair on Gillick was very good.

Brunt on Alomar was superb.

Toronto Sun:

Bob Elliot was the man on the scene with multiple stories today, the first an overall summary. The second, a tribute to Gillick. The third was all about Alomar.

Richard Griffin had a nice piece on the day too.

I don’t say all the time, but it has to be said when the coverage deserves it. The papers all did well this weekend.


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July 26, 2011 4:01 pm

Whoops! I clicked onto the blog to comment that I had just about heard enoough about Gillick and Alomar, especially on the FAN on Friday and Monday. Modern-day myth-making requires a steady stream of propaganda where everyone joins in unison, almost daring the next commentator to outdo the praise of previous ones. And heaven forbid one presents a contrary opinion! Not to mention the sexual piccadilos of Alomar who seems to have infected women with HIV never being mentioned as a reason he wasn’t a first ballot entrant.

John in Milton
John in Milton
July 26, 2011 4:50 pm

Am I crazy or did I just see a scroll on Sportsnet 1 that Bob McCown is going to talk about retirement at 5:40 today on PTS?

I missed part of the scroll so hopefully it was just Kris Draper talk.

July 26, 2011 5:34 pm

Since I haven’t seen anything in a year or so about Alomar’s terrible health, etc., and he looked just fine on the weekend, I assume that there was a smear campaign orchestrated against him by a former girlfriend that ended up not working – except with RJ. Perhaps RJ could provide some more information, rather than just innuendo?

Dave from the suburbs
Dave from the suburbs
July 26, 2011 7:43 pm

RJ=Roger, the Christian homophobe?

If the foo shits….

July 27, 2011 12:28 am

To Tabber: Alomar defended himself only by saying “he was in good health” and settled the suit 4 months after it was launched with a financial payment to the plantiff. Magic Johnson is also in good health 20 years since he announced he had HIV, by thw way. A second woman also sued Alomar in 2010.
To DFTS: hard to be a homophobe when you have my orientation! good one, though

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