View Full Version : Dawson HOF As Cub, Expo etc ???

01-08-2010, 09:30 AM
What will be the hat that Dawson will wear on his HOP plaque ? He played 11 seasons with Montreal, 6 with Chicago, 2 with Boston and 2 with Florida.

I tried to set up a poll with the 4 choices but it didn't work. Could someone set it up and we can see the results ? Thanks

01-08-2010, 09:54 AM
I think you might as well set it up with 2 choices, i think everyone on this board is too intelligent to pick Boston or Florida :)

I would say Montreal.

01-08-2010, 10:09 AM
11 years with Montreal and 6 with Chicago. That makes it pretty easy for me. Should be put in as an Expo.

01-08-2010, 10:32 AM
I think he should go in as an Expo but I think he will go in as a Cub.

01-08-2010, 10:44 AM
He actually did have some fairly similar stats if you compare his 6 seasons with Cubs vs nearly twice as long with the Expos...the biggest differential was his SBs - disproportionately accummulated in his younger years over more time with the Expos...add to that more attention, his MVP year, etc and a strong case could be made for a Cubs hat.

01-08-2010, 01:38 PM
I would like to see Expos but think it will end up being Cubs

D. Bergin
01-08-2010, 05:05 PM
I'd vote for Expos.

01-08-2010, 08:37 PM
I think he will enter as a Cubbie.

01-09-2010, 09:14 AM
This could be a case where they just ask Dawson which he prefers.

01-09-2010, 05:51 PM
When he was with the Red Sox, he said he wanted to go into the Hall with a Red Sox cap because he was pissed at the Expos and the Cubs. I believe he then got pissed at the Red Sox. I'm not sure how he feels about the Marlins. Maybe he will go in capless. There are quite a few of those.

01-09-2010, 06:01 PM
my guess is that he will go in as an expo,which imo would be the right choice.

01-09-2010, 08:26 PM
I hope he goes in as an Expo as that is how I will always picture him. Goofy red white and blue cap is the image in my mind

Jim VB
01-27-2010, 01:27 PM
Bumping an old thread.

HOF goes against Dawson's wishes and says his plaque will wear an Expo cap. He had asked to go in as a Cub.

01-28-2010, 02:01 AM
I agree with all of the posters who think he should be going in as an Expo.This is how I always picture him-not in a Cubs uniform(no offense to Cubs fans intended).I guess Montreal left him bitter??:confused:

01-28-2010, 12:42 PM
I'm a Cubs fan and would liked to have seen it, but it's not a big deal to me.

What I think must be awful is to be remembered in a way that is different than what you'd prefer...

But then again, I suppose he's just happy to be there!

D. Bergin
01-28-2010, 12:56 PM
I like the Expos choice myself but I thought the player had the final word on what uniform he enters the HOF in.

I'm a bit ignorant on the matter. Have there been other cases a player requested to go in for one team and the HOF said no, we're putting you in with somebody else?

01-28-2010, 01:09 PM
Gary Carter wanted to go in as an Expo, did he?

must be odd to be enshrined as a great for a team that no longer exists

01-28-2010, 05:47 PM
(i think) the hall decides what uniform the player would be in, as a result of wade boggs getting xtra $$$$ from tampa in the late 90s if and when he was inducted to go in as a devil ray.

01-30-2010, 10:26 AM
I believe the HOF took away an inductee's right to choose because of persistent reports of incentives offered by teams for a player to choose their cap. Considering the number of multi-team stars that will someday be inducted and the greed of ballplayers this is probably a good policy.