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The Kid Gets Inducted Into the Hall

In what was just his first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame, Ken Griffey Jr. received 99.3% of the votes. Of 440 total ballots, he was on 437 of them. That is an amazing feat, by far. Griffey was also the first ever first-overall draft pick to make it into the Hall. He now holds the record for the highest percent of Hall of Fame votes. The record was previously held by Tom Seaver, who received 98.8% of votes, back in 1992. It’s truly an honor to be on so many ballots. It speaks to the career you had, and the person you were/are.
 
There was speculation that Griffey could be the first unanimous inductee in Major League Baseball history. He most certainly had the statistics and personality to achieve this goal. He was an icon of his era, and one of the greatest players of all-time to watch at the plate. Griffey had a marvelous swing. It was beautiful. It was poetic. What he did during his tenure, despite facing injuries, was marvelous. He was an inspiration to fellow players, and an entire generation of kids growing up.
 
During his official induction ceremony on Sunday, Griffey had a hard time containing all of the emotion. With his children in the audience, and speaking of his father during his speech, the tears began to flow. The memory that Griffey left in the minds and hearts of baseball fans everywhere will be forever cherished. His on the field statistics and off the field attitude have sealed him as a Major League Baseball Legend. With his plaque on the wall in Cooperstown, Ken Griffey Jr. will forever be enshrined in Major League history.
 
As a baseball legend, we at Awesome Sports Logos find it only fitting that Ken Griffey Jr. should sport the legendary Middleton Fingers tee. This awesome logo is a legend of its own at awesomesportslogos.com!
 
 
 
This was our contest winning entry sent in by Lee B in California. This is an awesome name Lee! We proudly present the Middleton, Mississippi Fingers. There are many Middleton’s in the United States. We could give you a fancy explanation and try to spin it, but let’s just say if we did an alternate logo of the Fingers, it would be for the birds. 
 
Middleton is actually an extinct town and has been for a while. We think this logo is so creative yet so simple. Huge props to our designer Matt on this one! This is one funny Middleton, MS sports logo t-shirt that will have people laughing when they see it!
 
Add this super soft tee to your t-shirt of the month rotation!
 
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The Pete Rose Hall of Fame Ban Continues

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced his decision regarding Pete Rose. After 26 years, the game’s all-time hits leader is still banned from baseball. The debate continues, as people from both sides of the arguments clash, via social media and news outlets. It seems as if the baseball world is divided: let Petey back in, or keep him banned for life.

Reports swirled in 1989, claiming that Rose bet on baseball games. On August 24, 1989, Pete Rose voluntarily accepted permanent ineligibility. Since his ban, numerous reports have come out stating that Rose only placed bets during his management tenure, and only that his team would win. No facts were ever discovered that he placed bets on his team to lose.

The fact that he bet on his team to win, presents a strong argument for the “Pro-Rose” members. Who doesn’t bet on their team to win? Whether the bet is cold hard cash, or just a simple thought to yourself, managers are counting on their teams to win.

On the other hand, the “Anti-Rose” members are outraged that he would commit such an atrocity. Fans felt that he violated their trust, and the morals of baseball. Whether he bet for or against his team, betting was wrong. Some fans feel that he knew it was such a terrible atrocity, since he willingly agreed to accept the lifetime ban. By accepting it, he was silently admitting his crimes, and should therefore stay banned for life.

Aside from these two viewpoints, there is a third group of thinkers. This group wonders what will happen to the players who used PEDs? Will those players, who obtained their records and stats with the help of illegal substances, get to be in the Hall of Fame? Will those players get to be a part of baseball’s highest honor?

No matter what side of the argument you take, the facts still remain the same. Pete Rose is still officially banned, for life, from Major League Baseball. At 74 years old, Pete Rose may never see a commissioner lift the ban in his lifetime. He may literally be blocked from the game for life.

Someone should get MLB Commissioner Manfred our Cocksville Blockers t-shirt. He’s just like this angry rooster, stopping at nothing to get in your way and block any of your moves. This super soft t-shirt is one of our best sellers! Be sure to add it to your t-shirt of the month list!

 

 

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