Monday, December 29, 2014

MLB Network To Provide Live HOF Coverage

Johnson (L), Martinez (R)—(Getty Images)
MLB Network will provide a live telecast of the results of the 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot on Tuesday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Red Sox great Pedro Martinez is expected to be enshrined on the first ballot in his first year of eligibility. Said Hall of Fame broadcaster Peter Gammons of Martinez: "[Hall of Famer] Bobby Cox once made the observation that he’s the only pitcher [he’s] ever seen that the home crowd never goes to concession [stands] when the opposing team is at the plate because they don’t want to miss anything." Also likely to be elected are Randy Johnson and John Smoltz—who played briefly for The Carmine Hose in 2009.