Eh. Peter Edward being inducted into a baseball hall of fame

Say whaaaaa? Yeah, Pete’s going into a professional baseball hall of fame. Just not THAT ONE. You know, that counts? Supposedly?

Seems that ol’ Chuck Hustle is being inducted into the Shrine of the Eternals at The Baseball Reliquary.

Again, Saaaaay whaaaaaaaa?

Okay, what’s the deal here? Well, according to the philosophy of The Shrine of Eternals, Pete may be the perfect candiate for induction into the Monrovia, California based hall of fame:

The Shrine of the Eternals is similar in concept to the annual elections held at the Baseball Hall of Fame, but differs philosophically in that statistical accomplishment is not a criterion for election. Rather, the Shrine’s annual ballot is comprised of individuals – from the obscure to the well-known – who have altered the baseball world in ways that supersede statistics.

Rock on, Pete. Considering other baseball odd-balls like Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Doc Ellis and Bill Veek also grace the halls of the Shrine of the Eternals, he fits in well. What do we need to do to get Tony Mullane up in that mother?

It’s not all about Pete though, he’s got company. Three candidates are selected from each year’s Eternals ballot. The 2010 inductions also include Casey Stengel and Roger Angell, longtime baseball writer for The New Yorker.

Road Trip?
Oh, you want to go? Well then, here are the deets:

When: Sunday July 18, 2010

Time: 2:00 pm

Where: Donald R. Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA. (Sounds fancy)

Admission: Free admission, yo.

More Info: Phone (626) 791-7647

Really though, I think I’d rather head out west to check out “LASORDAPALOOZA“. Tommy hates the Reds so much that it actually makes me like the guy. What passion!

Tip of the double ear flapper to ESPN 2.

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