July 22, 2012

Baseball HOF Weekend

This is definitely one of our favorite weekends as we celebrate the game of Baseball and the induction ceremonies of the Baseball Hall of Fame. As much as we are critical (and will continue to be) of the process of this particular Hall, the fact remains that this is the most treasured Hall of Fame in all of Sports, and on this day we would rather be congratulatory rather than mean tempered.

This weekend Cooperstown will welcome two very worthy additions in Ron Santo and Barry Larkin; both of which were players that we ranked highly on our site. Santo is a Veteran’s Committee addition, and a sabremetricians delight. The popular Chicago Cub passed away last year before he was able to see this honor that he so richly deserved. We only wish that this committee would have put him in when he was on the ballot prior, or the Baseball writers when he was on the ballot fifteen times previously.

Santo will be joined by former Cincinnati Reds Shortstop, Barry Larkin. Larkin will be entering on his second year of eligibility and is another deserving candidate.

We congratulate them again, and look forward to attending future festivities. We think that we should start doing that soon!

  • Mrs. Santo's speech was excellent~Congrats to both players
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