A few days ago, upon hearing of Larkin’s election to the Hall of Fame, I asked the other guys here to share a cherished Larkin memory or two. I thought it would be nice to share them with the rest of the Nation. I’ll start with mine:
This is pretty random, but I remember right after Larkin had retired, he mentioned that Bowden had tried to get him to play for the Nationals. You remember, no doubt, that Larkin wanted to play for the Reds in 2005. He talked about how he even put the uniform on and walked out onto the field, but then he couldn’t do it. I love that. I love that, at that point in his career, his connection to Cincinnati and the uniform meant more than playing. He’d come back, but only for Cincinnati.
From Steve Mancuso:
My best in-person Barry Larkin memory was from a game that he didn’t play in until the bottom of the ninth inning. Great American Ballpark had been open for about a month on May 6, 2003. I was at my first game at the brand new park with my Dad, sitting...