I was invited to join this grassroots campaign on Facebook, and I must say I was fairly intrigued (heh). Anyways, the 94 members of this group are dead serious about their intention of getting a guy like Fairly this semi-serious award. And by semi-serious, I mean the type of award that warrants at least two or three punch lines from the movie Canadian Bacon, as well as a few laughs, before being taken seriously.
Here’s a description of the campaign, taken directly from the Facebook group page:
“No one in the history of baseball has done what Ron Fairly has done in Canadian Baseball. You could look it up! Canadian Amatuer Champion Team member(1958 Edmonton), Montreal Expos All Star, Original Toronto Blue Jay and All Star, only one ever to be an All Star on both teams,and long time broadcaster for the Seattle Mariners which includes several radio and tv outlets in western Canada. Ron Fairly has had a profound influence on and has brought pride to many many Canadian baseball fans. He should be a member of this hall and it is incomplete without him. Stand up for a great ballplayer, teacher of the game, teammate and broadcaster.”