The Chirp: Baseball Hall of Fame Edition

Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this year are Ken Griffey Jr.and Mike Piazza, it was announced Wednesday. With 25 All-Star appearances and 17 Silver Slugger Awards between them, there was no shortage of praise for Cooperstown’s newest class:

“Beep bloop blip!” — R2-D2 congratulating Ken Griffey Jr. on his HOF selection

Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) January
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Congrats to @therealkengriffeyjr on his #HOF induction.. I can't remember what year it was but definitely late 90's I threw him a changup after throwing a couple of Fastballs bye him and he hits it upper deck in the #MetroDome.. Lol after I was taken out of the game he came up to there clubhouse asked the CLUBBIE to come and get me.. I met him in between the clubhouse and #Griff told me My FB was good enough to get Major leaguers out.. And a few other things about pitching...From that point on I started to believe in my Gift that God had blessed me with.#Junior good chance you don't remember that conversation, But I'll never forget it.....So Thank You Junior, for being a role Model,idol and most of all a friend #HOF #MLB #Legend #GOAT

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Phillies catcherJ.P. Arencibiaand more on Piazza and Griffey’s #IdolStatus:

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper and more Griffey’s legendary style swing:

Cue everyone tweeting that they modeled their swing after Griffey when they were kids, followed by a congratulations to Griffey.

Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) January 6, 2016

For those three who didn’t vote for The Kid, NBA legend Robert Horryand more have some questions:

what 3 people in the entire Milky Way galaxy doesn’t think griffey belongs in the hall??

Sam Dekker (@dekker) January 6, 2016

And finally, Hall of FamerJohnny Bench’swelcome to a fellow catcher and his warning for Junior: