Ron Santo so desperately wanted to hear the news that came last week. That he died a year before it came is the cruelest of ironies to someone that deserved better.
Not that Santo deserved the nod for enshrinement into Cooperstown by the Veterans Committee; but rather that he spent the last 15 years of his life so desperately longing for something that was only accomplished in death.
Tony Kubek, the Bay View High School grad who was an all-star shortstop with the Yankees in the late 1950s and early '60s and an even better TV announcer, won the Ford C. Frick Award and will enter the broadcasting wing of the Hall of Fame.
Brewers rookie Tony Gwynn, Jr., has been given permission to miss a game at the end of July. The reason? His father is going to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Mark McGwire's eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame has prompted controversy among fans and soul-searching among voters. Arguments on both sides are compelling, but McGwire likely will have to wait for his date with destiny.
Tuesday January 26th, 2010 - Milwaukee, WI Back up to Milwaukee today for an appearance on The D-List radio show on ESPN 540 with Drew Olson and Dan Needles. I always love hanging out on the air and they give me walk on status to come in pretty much any time I want. I really app...