‘Barry Bonds & Roger Clemens Will Get Into The Hall’| Rob Parker Joins MLB Network’s 2022 National Baseball Hall of Fame Announcement Show

‘Barry Bonds & Roger Clemens Will Get Into The Hall’| Rob Parker Joins MLB Network’s 2022 National Baseball Hall of Fame Announcement Show

The results of the 2022 National Baseball Hall of Fame election will be announced exclusively on MLB Network on Tuesday, January 25 live at 6pm. ET as part of a four-hour announcement show beginning at 4pm ET.

The program will feature National Baseball Hall of Fame President Josh Rawitch revealing the results live from the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery in Cooperstown, as voted by the Baseball Writer’s Association.

Anchored by Greg Amsinger, Brian Kenny and Lauren Shehadi, MLB Network’s extensive Hall of Fame election coverage will include analysis from Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds and others.

Cleveland Guardians manager Terry “Tito” Francona, esteemed baseball reporter Tim Kurkjian and our very own legend, MLBbro.com founder, MLB journalist and Hall of Fame voter Rob Parker will also offer experienced analysis on the selection results and more.

“It’s definitely an honor and privilege to share the TV set with some of the best people who have ever covered MLB the last 30 plus years,” said Parker, who started covering MLB in 1986 for the Daily News in New York. “It’s a historic night, too. We will be live to see his Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens – two of the greatest to play the game – get in the Hall via the writers vote on their 10th and final try. That will be grand theater for sure.”

 

 

The announcement show will examine a polarizing and controversial topic as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, arguably the two best to ever do it at their respective positions, are in their 10th and final year on the ballot.

Rob has been adamant about his belief that the PED allegations of the late 1990s and early 2000s should not keep these two titans of the game out of Cooperstown.

In fact, Rob and Brian Kenny had a heated debate about the Hall of Fame worthiness of these players on a previous episode of MLB Network. Bringing these two guys together for an announcement special is sure to create fireworks, evoke emotions and keep the viewers locked in at the edge of their seats.

Will Bonds and Clemens finally make it? The only baseball question more significant than that is, when will the lockout end?

 

Former MLB Star Harold Reynolds Wants “Field of Dreams” Game Played At Historic Negro League Stadium

Former MLB Star Harold Reynolds Wants “Field of Dreams” Game Played At Historic Negro League Stadium

Former All-Star and Gold Glove winner Harold Reynolds, is a staple around the game of baseball and he’s looking to help bring a culturally significant game to a historic stadium.

Reynolds had his success on the field during his 12-year career and he did not miss a beat after retiring and going into the television world.

According to an article from frontofficesports.com,  the MLB Network analyst and the mayor of Paterson, New Jersey, Andre Sayegh, are pushing for a “Field of Dreams”-style game played at the iconic Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson.

This game, if it were to happen, would feature two MLB teams. 

The first “Field of Dreams” game occurred during the 2021 season in Iowa between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. MLBbros stole the show with Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Tim Anderson bombing away into the cornfields. 

Tim Anderson’s Coming Out Party on Baseball’s Field Of Dreams

And that was a game to remember as our MLBbro Tim Anderson hit a walk-off homer to give the White Sox 9-8 win. The game will happen again during the 2022 season and will feature the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs.

Reynolds made it clear that he wanted to have a “Field of Dreams” game played in Paterson during the inaugural game held in Iowa and now things are starting to move in the right direction.

Hinchcliffe Stadium

For those who are not familiar with Hinchliffe Stadium, this place has a lot of significance. The 10,000-seat stadium was finished in 1932 and was a host site to the historic Negro league.

In March of  2013, the stadium was named a National Historic Landmark. The stadium is undergoing a $94 million renovation project.

“This is something that has to happen for our country. Hinchliffe helped integrate baseball,” Paterson mayor Andre Sayegh said per Front Office Sports.

Sayegh could not have said it any better. This would be a significant accomplishment for an MLB game to take place at a stadium that is rich in baseball history. Acknowledging the contributions to baseball and atrocities endured by Negro League players has been something MLB’s shown a commitment to in recent years.  

There’s no question that Reynolds will do everything he can to make this happen. It could be the first of many games played at historic Negro League sites each season, attracting young, Black baseball players from all over the country, 

Give Harold Reynolds His Damn Flowers !

Give Harold Reynolds His Damn Flowers !

Harold Reynolds was an incredible baseball player and since retirement he’s become one of the faces of MLB and the voice of Black baseball. Reynolds needs to get his props for his contributions to the game.

MLBbro.com reporter Jones Whitner’s Ode To Harold Reynolds explains it all