Dawson finally rewarded

It's certainly a great day for Chicago Cubs fans as five-tool star Andre Dawson has won election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, garnering 77.9 percent of the ballots cast by the Baseball Writer of America (75 percent is the minimum for election).

Dawson, who finished second last year in the balloting with 67 percent of the vote, joins former manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey during Hall of Fame inductions in July.

Dawson was the only player voted in. Pitcher Bert Blyleven and Robbie Alomar missed by only a few votes.

The Hall of Fame will decide whether Dawson wears a Cubs or Expos hat on his Hall of Fame plaque. Dawson has already told me his preference would be wearing a Cubs hat, and you would have to think that because the Expos are now defunct that Dawson may get his wish.