Even though I pretty much thoroughly covered ‘Andre Dawson Night’ at Wrigley Field with two other posts, I thought this statement rated a mention of its own. I also can’t say I’m overly enthused that my beloved Hawk cites a Cardinal as his favorite current player, but that’s really the Cubs fault, isn’t it?
The real story here is that the only player inducted into the 2010 baseball HOF explicitly accuses 7 time NL MVP Barry Bonds of “stealing” 2 of those awards from Albert Pujols.
I think the inference is pretty clear. That sentence, combined with his HOF induction speech, where he said, “Mistakes have hurt the game and taken a toll on all of us. Individuals have chosen the wrong road, and have chosen their legacy,” seems a to be a blatant indictment of Bonds and his tarnished accomplishments.
I only wish Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper had the temerity to ask Dawson about one of his Cubs teammates from 1992…a skinny young kid named Sosa.