On Tuesday, the newest inductees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be announced. This is the 14th and almost final short for Jim Rice to be elected.
I had no idea that, since his career ended, no one has worn his number 14 jersey. To the Red Sox organization, this is a pretty big deal because they will not ‘officially’ retire a number unless that person finished his career with the Sox and is inducted into the HoF. Jim Rice deserves to be inducted and has been passed over time and time again. THIS is his year, and with your prayers, and this being try number 14, it’s got to happen. And I will arrive in Cooperstown in early August to take a picture of his plaque and the induction display to add to my collection of Hall of Famer Red Sox.