Remember back in the 90′s when wrestlers switched between WCW and WWE on a frequent basis? A wrestler would leave WCW because his contract was up and would disappear for like three months.
Internet rumors swirled about how he has signed a contract with the WWE and everyone started to wonder what his gimmick would be and when he would debut. The anticipation of when this wrestler would make his debut would be more talked about then the wrestler’s skills in the ring.
Three months later, the wrestler would make his debut on Monday Night Raw or on a Pay Per View with a new name and a new gimmick. That scenario kind of reminds me of what is going on with Peter Gammons these days.
Gammons left ESPN a couple of months ago and everyone started to speculate where he was going to go. He signed a contract with the MLB Network in December and now everyone was waiting to see when he was going to make his debut.
That question was answered today.
According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Gammons will make his debut for the MLB Network on Wednesday. Gammons will appear on the 2010 Hall of Fame Election Show at 1:00 pm ET. on Wednesday.
Unlike the WWE or WCW, Gammons won’t have a new gimmick or change his name with the MLB Network. He will be his usual outstanding self, joined by Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci, Jon Heyman, Matt Vasgersian, and National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson.
Outside of Reynolds (not the biggest fan), that is a powerhouse panel.
Of course, the topic they will be covering will be who made it into the Baseball Hall of Fame for 2010. Who or who doesn’t deserve to get into the Baseball HOF is perhaps the most debated topic in sports.
I weighed in on the HOF topic back in July, when the 2009 Baseball HOF class was inducted. I still stand by my thought that only Roberto Alomar gets into the HOF in 2010.
Barry Larkin and Edgar Martinez will just miss.
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