CHICAGO — Andre Dawson revealed that he sent a letter to the president of the Baseball Hall of Fame to request a change in the logo on his plate cap, from the Montreal Expos to the Chicago Cubs, a decision made by the museum that he rejected. . since he was taken against his will 13 years ago.
“I don’t think they would rush into something like this,” Dawson told the Chicago Tribune on Monday about the letter he wrote to Jane Forbes Clark. “If they decide to answer, they will take their time. And I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t respond. ”
The players could decide on the logo before the 2001 induction and Cooperstown took care of it before the 2002 vote. badge will carry the Devil Rays logo. Boggs was inducted in 2005 and his badge features the Boston Red Sox logo.
“We plan to talk to Andre, but we haven’t received the letter yet,” Hall of Fame spokesman Jon Shestakofsky said Wednesday.
Three weeks after Dawson was elected to the Baseball Writers’ Association of North America in 2010, the Hall of Fame decided that the plaque would feature the Expos logo.
“I respect the Hall of Fame’s decision to place the Expos logo on my hat, and understand their responsibility to ensure that the logo represents the greatest impact of my career,” Dawson said in a statement from the museum. . Cubs fans will always be very dear to my heart, and I owe them a lot for making my time in Chicago memorable, as well as the fans in Montreal, Boston and South Florida, my home. highest honor I can imagine.”
However, on the day the Hall of Fame announced its decision, Dawson told Chicago’s WMVP-AM radio: “I’m disappointed. “I’m proud to say that because Chicago is what I love.”