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    Dawson and his HOF hat

    They are not sure what hat to put on Andre Dawson's plaque, Montreal or Cubs. Since I am a Cubs fan and watched him over the years I feel it needs to be the Cubs hat. What is everybody else's thoughts?



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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    Cubs fan here so of course I'd like to see him in a Cubs hat. Blame Montreal and their horrible rug for his knee problems.



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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    It's a tough call because he played longer with the Expos but won an MVP with the Cubs and had some really good years while he was there. Originally I thought it'd be a Montreal hat but now it sounds like a toss up. By the way, are there any players wearing an Expos hat in their plaque at the Hall? I can't think of anyone off the top of my head.



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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    Quote Originally Posted by dtclones View Post
    It's a tough call because he played longer with the Expos but won an MVP with the Cubs and had some really good years while he was there. Originally I thought it'd be a Montreal hat but now it sounds like a toss up. By the way, are there any players wearing an Expos hat in their plaque at the Hall? I can't think of anyone off the top of my head.
    Didn't they make Gary Carter don an Expos cap?



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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    Gary Carter



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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    Cub: 5 time All Star
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    Expo: 3 time All Star
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    1977 Rookie of the Year
    200 Home Runs 200 Stolen Bases

    As a Cubs fan, it pains me to say that he may very likely end up wearing an Expo hat.



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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    Gary Carter
    Good call



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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    Cub: 5 time All Star
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    Expo: 3 time All Star
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    1977 Rookie of the Year
    200 Home Runs 200 Stolen Bases

    As a Cubs fan, it pains me to say that he may very likely end up wearing an Expo hat.
    I could see it going either way (although I thought someone posted earlier that he was going in as a Cub). I could see them putting him in as an Expo just because they need more Expos. He gained fame as a Cub, but the prime of his career was with Montreal. He is known as a Cub first and foremost, but I don't know if that is enough.

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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    Doesn't the player get some say in the decision. I know ultimately it's the Hall's decision but I always thought they took the player's desires into consideration, as they should.



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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    Anybody know what Randy Johnson is going in as?


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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    Anybody know what Randy Johnson is going in as?
    Thats a tough one. I'd have to say Astro...



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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    The hawk was my first favorite player. I thought the players were allowed to elect which team they want to represent in the Hall?

    I've always wondered if ARod will enter as a Mariner or Yankee. Looks like Yankee.


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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUboi12 View Post
    The hawk was my first favorite player. I thought the players were allowed to elect which team they want to represent in the Hall?

    I've always wondered if ARod will enter as a Mariner or Yankee. Looks like Yankee.
    It's not the players choice but the HOF will listen to their preference. They don't always pick what the player wants (i.e. Wade Boggs).



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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    I looked it up and found this.It sounds like the player can strongly influence the decision.



    In 2001, the Hall of Fame decided to change the policy on cap logo selection, as a result of rumors that some teams were offering compensation, such as number retirement, money, or organizational jobs, in exchange for the cap designation. (For example, though Wade Boggs denied the claims, some media reports had said that his contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays required him to request depiction in the Hall of Fame as a Devil Ray). The Hall decided that it would no longer defer to the inductee, though the player's wishes would be considered, when deciding on the logo to appear on the plaque. Newly elected members affected by the change include the following:

    * Gary Carter: Inducted in 2003, Carter was the first player to be affected by the new policy. Carter won his only championship with the 1986 New York Mets, and wanted his induction plaque to depict him wearing a Mets cap, even though he had spent twelve years (1974–84, 1992) with the Montreal Expos and only five (1985–89) with the Mets. The Hall of Fame decided that his plaque would instead show Carter with an Expos cap.

    * Wade Boggs: Boggs's only championship was as a member of the 1996 New York Yankees, for whom he played from 1993–97, but his best career numbers were posted during his eleven years (1982–92) wearing the Boston Red Sox uniform. Boggs would eventually be depicted wearing a Boston cap for his 2005 induction, despite his acrimonious relationship with Red Sox management.

    So... The HOF generally defers to the player unless they choose something that is clearly inappropriate (like if Maddux tried to go in as a Dodger or Padre).



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    Re: Dawson and his HOF hat

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    It's not the players choice but the HOF will listen to their preference. They don't always pick what the player wants (i.e. Wade Boggs).
    Didn't Boggs want to go in as a Devil Ray, or something crazy like that?



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