Unlike Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas, former Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell did NOT get the call welcoming him to the Baseball Hall of Fame last week. Bagwell got screwed by the writers. Again.
While the BBWAA continues to burn Bagwell at the stake with the torch of speculation they have carried about performance enhancing drug rumors which have never been proven, he’s enjoying retirement and getting married.
Bagwell also posed for the picture above with a fan last week at a Benihana restaurant in Houston. The fan’s friends were quick to note that Bags didn’t look like the guy who had 2,314 hits, 449 home runs and 1,529 RBIs in his career with the Astros:
Damn that’s cool but he looks horrible lol
He let himself go a bit
He looks kind of bad :/
Bagwell looks 45 and retired. In case you’ve forgotten what he looked like while drilling all those longballs at Minute Maid Park, here are some reminders, plus one of him with Craig Biggio three years ago.
— Mike Acosta (@AstrosTalk) September 7, 2013
— Baseball Report (@NickHamelinMLB) January 6, 2014
This is Rachel Brown, the woman Jeff has been dating the last couple of years.