I’m a little late on the news that Tony Fernandez has been elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame - The Tao and DJF already have good posts up about it - but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it.
When I was a kid, it seemed Fernandez at short was a constant for the Jays, an infield fixture who played defense with a kind of awkward elegance, whose seemingly endless arms gobbled up ground balls and flipped them in a lazy arc that never failed to beat the runner. At the plate he was all knees and elbows, but he rapped out a near .300 lifetime average for
Congratulations, Tony. Well deserved.