Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Harold Baines O's HOF induction pictures

I apologize for the crappy quality of these pictures but all I had with me was my cell phone so they're better than nothing. And no, this isn't where I sat for the game. I just snuck down there for the ceremony and autographs.

While we knew Harold was going to be around, we were quite surprised to see who he brought along with him.

Cal made an appearance for at least the second time this season.

Kalina was excited to see Chris Hoiles in Birdland

And there is the hero of the day, Mr. Harold Baines in the green dress shirt.
A lot of the former players were excited to talk to Harold & Cal

Watching his montage of highlights and waiting to make his speech

Greeting the crowd and walking toward his podium

Jim Hunter congratulating Harold as Roland Hemond stands by. Harold seemed to really admire and look up to Hemond, even calling him "my second father" or something very close to that.
Nice green jacket Harold, welcome to the OHOF!


kasliwi said...

I believe he called him, "my baseball father".

White Sox Cards said...

Harold deserves every bit of this honor.

deal said...

Actually those are great pix off a cell - Great to see blog coverage of the festivities.

I know Ripken was at a game I saw v the O's play v the Twins this year - May 7th was the date I think.

Orioles Magic said...

Sliwi- that sounds about right

WSC- I knew you would like this one, sorry it took a few days to get it posted

deal- thanks, and that sounds about right for Cal. I don't make it to all the games but get to as many as I can.