Hell yes, Larry Walker is a finally a Hall of Famer

Better late than never. On his 10th and final time on the Hall of Fame ballot, Canadian legend Larry Walker has been voted into Cooperstown with 76.6 percent of votes.

In doing so, Walker became the second Canadian ever to be inducted to baseball’s Hall of Fame, joining Fergie Jenkins who was voted in back in 1991. Walker is undoubtedly the best Canadian baseball player of all-time and it’s a huge win for Canadian baseball to finally see him get enshrined in Cooperstown.

STAND UP, CANADA!
MAPLE RIDGE, BC NATIVE LARRY WALKER IS HEADED TO COOPERSTOWN!
CONGRATS @Cdnmooselips33! #HOF2020 pic.twitter.com/8UYBJ7SIYi
— Baseball Canada (@baseballcanada) January 21, 2020

Hall of Famer Larry Walker wearing a Hall of Fame shirt. pic.twitter.com/yiik3GQzkH
— Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) January 21, 2020

This was Walker’s final go-around on the Hall of Fame ballot. If he didn’t get voted in this year, there was a decent chance he never would, unless the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee got him in. This is a pretty monumental shift for Walker, as he managed just 34.1 percent in 2018 was nearly voted off the ballot with 10.2 percent in 2014.
Walker was …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Tim Mayza will undergo Tommy John surgery

In the 10th inning of last night’s game against the Yankees, Tim Mayza tossed a wild pitch and immediately collapsed to the ground in pain. He grabbed his forearm and used his jersey to wipe tears from his eyes. It was an absolutely devastating and gut-wrenching scene to watch.

Jays pitcher Tim Mayza immediately drops to his knees after throwing a wild pitch because of pain in his arm
You never like to see things like this in sports pic.twitter.com/99foKsUNrw
— Kyle (@KyleNYY) September 14, 2019

You could tell immediately based off of Mayza’s reaction that this wasn’t good. This morning, it was reported that Mayza will need to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ACL.

Tim Mayza has a torn UCL and will require tommy john surgery per Charlie Montoyo.
— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) September 14, 2019

Ugh.
At the age of 27, the former 13th-round pick from the 2013 draft was starting to establish himself as a Major League reliever. He was up and down in 2017 and 2018, but, this season, he had become one of the Blue Jays’ most leaned on pitchers out of the ‘pen. His entire 2020 season will be very likely be wiped out due to …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation