Family pack

By Craig Muder

Sandy Alomar Sr. bounded up the steps to the first tee on Saturday, looking – except for his graying hair – much like the gritty middle infielder who played 15 big league seasons from 1964-78.

At 67 years old, the father of Roberto Alomar hasn’t slowed down a bit. And while celebrating his son’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, Sandy Sr. is determined to enjoy every minute of the experience.

Sandy Sr. has renewed many friendships this weekend at the Hall of Fame as he prepares to watch Roberto be inducted at 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday in Cooperstown. He spent Saturday morning on the golf course at the Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational, blasting drives down the center of the fairway.

“It’s been a terrific weekend,” Sandy Sr. said. “I am proud to be here for my son.”

Bert Blyleven, who along with Pat Gillick and Roberto Alomar comprises the Class of 2011, also had family in the Invitational: His son Todd Blyleven and his brother Joe Blyleven.

“It’s great to be here with my family,” Blyleven said. “It’s just an amazing feeling.”

It’s about to get even better – during weekend that is all about family and Cooperstown.

Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

1 Comment

Let me see if I get this straight…a guy who spits on an ump, wishes the ump’s child dead (the child has cancer) gets inducted, but Pete Rose doesn’t, is a travesty. Time to get rid of the Commish….he has an agenda.

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