Andre Dawson will boycott the Derek Jeter's induction

Andre Dawson will boycott the Derek Jeter's induction
27 Jul
Not in Hall of Fame

Derek Jeter is eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020 and barring voters forgetting to submit their ballots, the induction of Jeter is a sure thing.  It also looks like there will be two former Baseball Hall of Famers who won’t be in attendance.

In an interview with Bleacher Report during the Hall of Fame weekend, Andre Dawson was asked if he would be in attendance for the 2020 ceremony.  He had this to say:

"I sincerely doubt [that I will attend] at this point.  All indications are likely not. ... I can't speak for Tony. But I don't have a sense or feeling like I want to sit on that stage to hear what [Jeter] has to say."

Dawson was employed with the Miami Marlins as a special assistant and upon Derek Jeter’s group buying the team, he was relieved of his duties.  Jeter did not do the job himself, as he had David Samson, then the President of the team do it.  Dawson wasn’t alone as fellow Hall of Famer and special assistant, Tony Perez was also let go in the same manner.

To add to the perceived insult, both Dawson and Perez were offered their jobs back at a substantially less salary ($85,000 to $25,000) and they would no longer have clubhouse access.

As for Perez, he hasn’t stated whether he will be in attendance.  He did state that if he doesn’t attend, he will be open about why, which could include boycotting because of Jeter.  

The man who swung the ax, Samson, he was let go shortly after.

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