Randy Johnson became a major league star with the Seattle Mariners, but he'll enter the Baseball Hall of Fame representing the Arizona Diamondbacks.
If high-profile celebrity endorsements can help sway the electorate, Edgar Martinez might have gained some traction this winter in his case for a spot in Cooperstown.
Rather than squirm behind a microphone on a podium, Randy Johnson did it his way. He called it quits on a conference call, and his timing was fitting.
The 2005-06 free-agent crop looks like a downer – short on starting pitching and long on aging icons.
At playoff time, it's all about the pitching, which ought to give the Cubs and White Sox plenty of hope.