Robinson Sounds off at Cinci Show

Hall of Famer Frank Robinson dished out autographs…and some strong opinions on baseball’s controversial home run hitters at this weekend’s Cincinnati show.

Frank Robinson hit 586 homers in a career that saw him win MVP awards in both leagues. He’s a Hall of Famer in every regard but he’d rather not share that honor with the likes of Mark McGwire.

The recently retired manager of the Washington Nationals chatted up fans and writers at the Thanksgiving weekend sports card show at Moeller High in Cincinnati (alma mater of Ken Griffey Jr).

Robinson appeared Friday and Saturday, signing flats and balls for a relative bargain of $50 each with higher prices on equipment or larger items.

Next year’s Hall of Fame ballot includes Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. as well as, for the first time, McGwire. It seems Robinson isn’t the only Hall of Famer with a strong opinion.