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Larry Walker Hall of Fame Top Whatever!

The National Baseball Hall of Fame grew by two on January 21, 2020. Some guy was inducted! And this guy was inducted too! Giving that Hall another former Expo in it’s ranks, joining Vlad, Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines. The Hall now has it’s first representative from the Colorado Rockies. I moved to Colorado in October, 1996. Waited all winter to see my new home team play in their new(ish) home ballpark. I could wait no longer and sprung for tickets to the first exhibition game played in Denver, just before the 1997 season would start. American League doormats, the Kansas City Royals, were in town for the weekend. Good enough for me! Bring on some new baseball! Coors Field was so not the Metrodome. Denver was so not Minneapolis. And I loved everything about that. Our seats were in right field, overlooking where Larry Walker would play a few innings, before being pulled for an 8th string backup outfielder. Around the time he came out