No Hall of Fame for ex-Blue Jays pitcher Jack Morris

Former Detroit Tigers (and Toronto Blue Jays) pitcher Jack Morris throws out the ceremonial first...

Former Detroit Tigers (and Toronto Blue Jays) pitcher Jack Morris throws out the ceremonial first pitch against the New York Yankees during the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park October 16, 2012 in Detroit. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

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The MLB Network made its debut in Canada on Wednesday on Rogers Sportsnet 415.

And the first words we heard was a guy describing Jack Morris as “an average pitcher.”

Then, the day became worse for Morris.

The former right-hander was named on only 61.5% of ballots by voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America to fall short in his 15th and final year of eligibility. A year ago, he had 67.7% of the vote, but was hurt with the arrival of talented newcomers.

Now, Morris will have to wait to see if he is on the 2016 expansion era ballot and then the result of that vote. The Jays await to see if Morris is returning this season to the broadcast booth.

But average?


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